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A primer for pediatric radiologists on infection control in an era of COVID‑19

Posted by Dr. Naeem Khan, submitted by K Whitehouse on August 5, 2020 in Pediatrics
Dr. Naeem Khan
Dr. Naeem Khan

Publication by Dr. Naeem Khan.

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Pediatric radiology departments across the globe face unique challenges in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic that have not been addressed in professional guidelines. Providing a safe environment for personnel while continuing to deliver optimal care to patients is feasible when abiding by fundamental recommendations.

In this article, we review current infection control practices across the multiple pediatric institutions represented on the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Quality and Safety committee. We discuss the routes of infectious transmission and appropriate transmission-based precautions, in addition to exploring strategies to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies.

This work serves as a summary of current evidence-based recommendations for infection control, and current best practices specific to pediatric radiologists.


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