When respiratory infectious diseases become widespread, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic, health care workers’ use of infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies becomes critical. These strategies include the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, gloves and gowns; the separation of patients with respiratory infections from others; and stricter cleaning routines. These strategies can be difficult and time-consuming to implement. Authorities and healthcare facilities therefore need to consider how best to implement them.
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