|Document ID (ISN)||107024|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Yassi A., Moore D., FitzGerald J.M., Bigelow P., Hon C.Y., Bryce E.
||Research gaps in protecting healthcare workers from SARS and other respiratory pathogens: An interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, evidence-based approach
||Jan. 2005, Vol.47, No.1, p.41-50. Illus. 57 ref.
||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.
||Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; infectious diseases; biological hazards; infection control; health care personnel; respiratory diseases
||literature survey; safety consciousness; research; aerosols; hospitals; Canada
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)