Association between universal face shield in a quaternary care center and reduction of SARS-COV2 infections among healthcare personnel and hospitalized patients

Mayar Al Mohajer, Kristen M. Panthagani, Todd Lasco, Bradley Lembcke, Vagish Hemmige

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Abstract

We implemented universal face shield use for all healthcare personnel upon entry to facility in order to counter an increase in SARS-COV2 cases among healthcare personnel and hospitalized patients. There was a marked reduction of infections in both healthcare personnel and hospitalized patients between pre and post intervention. Our results support universal face shield use as part of a multifaceted approach in areas of high SARS-COV2 community transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume105
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Face shields
  • Occupational health
  • PPE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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