2020
Personal Protective Equipment for Preventing Highly Infectious Diseases Due to Exposure to Contaminated Body Fluids in Healthcare Staff (Review)
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Verbeek, Jos, M.D.; Rajamaki, Blair; Ijaz, Sharea; Sauni, Riitta; Toomey, Elaine; Blackwood, Bronagh; Tikka, Christina; Ruotsalainen, Jani H.; Kilinc Balci, F Selcen
From the Main Results: "Earlier versions of this review were published in 2016 and 2019. In this update, we included 24 studies with 2278 participants, of which 14 were randomised controlled trials (RCT), one was a quasi-RCT and nine had a non-randomised design. Eight studies compared types of PPE [personal protective equipment]. Six studies evaluated adapted PPE. Eight studies compared donning and doffing processes and three studies evaluated types of training. Eighteen studies used simulated exposure with fluorescent markers or harmless microbes. In simulation studies, median contamination rates were 25% for the intervention and 67% for the control groups. Evidence for all outcomes is of very low certainty unless otherwise stated because it is based on one or two studies, the indirectness of the evidence in simulation studies and because of risk of bias."
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  • Authors
    Verbeek, Jos, M.D.
    Rajamaki, Blair
    Ijaz, Sharea
    Sauni, Riitta
    Toomey, Elaine
    Blackwood, Bronagh
    Tikka, Christina
    Ruotsalainen, Jani H.
    Kilinc Balci, F Selcen
  • Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Date
    2020
  • Copyright
    2020 The Cochrane Collaboration
  • Retrieved From
    Cochrane Library: www.cochranelibrary.com/
  • Format
    html
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Source
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2020), Issue 4
  • Subjects
    Emerging infectious diseases
    Infectious disease
    Communicable diseases
    Medical supplies
    Coronaviruses
  • Resource Group
    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Series
    COVID 19 Resources

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