Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Factors Associated with Unprotected Exposure to 2009 H1N1 Influenza A among Healthcare Workers during the First Wave of the Pandemic

  • David B. Banach (a1), Rebecca Bielang (a1) and David P. Calfee (a1) (a2)

Abstract

Protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) from occupational exposure to 2009 H1N1 influenza was a challenge. During the first wave of the pandemic, many HCWs reported that they had been exposed to 2009 H1N1 when they were not using respiratory personal protective equipment. Unprotected exposures tended to be more frequent among HCWs caring for patients with atypical clinical presentations.

Copyright

Corresponding author

525 East 68th Street, Box 576, New York, NY 10021 (dpc9003@med.cornell.edu)

References

Hide All
1.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intensive care patients with severe novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection— Michigan, June 2009. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2009;58(27):749752.
2. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Health Alert #16: Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Origin) Update. May 6, 2009. http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/cd/2009/09mdl6.pdf. Accessed May 25, 2010.
3.Harris, SA, Nicolai, LA. Occupational exposures in emergency medical services providers and knowledge and compliance with universal precautions. Am J Infect Control 2010;38(2):8694.
4.Gershon, RRM, Vlahov, D, Felknor, SA, Vesley, D, Johnson, PC, Delclos, GL, Murphy, LR. Compliance with universal precautions among health care workers at three regional hospitals. Am J Infect Control 1995;23(4):225236.
5.Daugherty, EL, Perl, TM, Needham, DM, Rubinson, L, Bilderback, A, Rand, CS. The use of personal protective equipment for the control of influenza among critical care clinicians. Crit Care Med 2009;37(4):12101216.
6.Baig, AS, Knapp, C, Eagan, AE, Radonovich, LJ Jr. Health care workers' views about respirator use and features that should be incorporated into the next generation of respirators. Am J Infect Control 2010;38(1):1825.

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed