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Emerging Infections: The Contact Precautions Controversy

Zastrow, Rachel L. BSN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 3 - pp 47-53
doi: 10.1097/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395242.14347.37
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Automatic assignment of contact precautions may do more harm than good.

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

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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