Evaluation of patients' mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department
|Published in||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2009, vol. 30, no. 9, p. 904-908|
|Abstract||We developed a patient-based survey to evaluate the impact of a respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette implementation strategy on infection control practices in the emergency department. The frequency of self-reported mask use by coughing patients was low (27%) and often inconsistent. The frequency of use was highest among patients who presented with myalgia (odds ratio, 14.7; P =.02) and among patients who visited the emergency department during January (odds ratio, 4.1; P =.04).|
|Keywords||Adolescent — Adult — Aged — Aged, 80 and over — Cough/epidemiology/prevention & control — Emergency Service, Hospital — Female — Hospitals, University — Humans — Infection Control/ methods — Male — Masks/ utilization — Middle Aged — Patient Compliance/statistics & numerical data — Practice Guidelines as Topic — Questionnaires — Respiratory Tract Infections/ prevention & control/transmission — Young Adult|
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|Research group||Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)|
|LONGTIN, Yves et al. Evaluation of patients' mask use after the implementation of cough etiquette in the emergency department. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2009, vol. 30, n° 9, p. 904-908. doi: 10.1086/605471 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9396|