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Document ID (ISN)107024
CIS number 07-1210
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yassi A., Moore D., FitzGerald J.M., Bigelow P., Hon C.Y., Bryce E.
Title Research gaps in protecting healthcare workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: An interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, evidence-based approach
Bibliographic information Jan. 2005, Vol.47, No.1, p.41-50. Illus. 57 ref.
Abstract The objective of this literature survey was to identify priorities for further research in protecting healthcare workers from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and other respiratory pathogens. Factors examined included the basic science of infectious bioaerosols and the efficacy of facial protective equipment, as well as the organizational, environmental and individual factors that influence the success of infection control and occupational health programmes. Focus groups were also held with health care workers in Toronto, Canada. Critical gaps in knowledge were identified and prioritized. Highest priority was given to organizational factors that create a climate of safety. Other priority areas included practical measures to control bioaerosols at the source.
Descriptors (primary) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; infectious diseases; biological hazards; infection control; health care personnel; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety consciousness; research; aerosols; hospitals; Canada
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases