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doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000044
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Bedbugs: What Nurses Need to Know From treating lesions to treating the home, management of an infestation is multifaceted.

Barnes, Emily R. DNP, RN; Murray, Billie S. MSN, RN

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Abstract

I t could happen to anyone. A family is vacationing, and after checking into a hotel the kids and their mother go to bed. A short while later, the husband approaches the bed where his wife is sleeping; he notices something moving on the white sheet near her head. It's an insect. He catches it, places it on a tissue, and logs onto his computer to try to identify it. Soon he realizes it's a bedbug, wakes his wife and children, and calls the front desk. The hotel's pest manager comes up and confirms it: there's a bedbug infestation in the room, and the hotel moves the family to another part of the building.

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