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Emerging Infections: The Contact Precautions Controversy

Zastrow, Rachel L. BSN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395242.14347.37
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Abstract

Automatic assignment of contact precautions may do more harm than good.

In Brief

Automatic assignment of contact precautions may do more harm than good.

Author Information

Rachel L. Zastrow is a patient safety liaison at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL, as well as a bedside nurse in the ICU. She is currently pursuing a master of science in nursing degree at Loyola University in Chicago, with a major in population-based infection control and environmental safety. Contact author: rachel_zastrow@cdh.org.

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