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Managing bedbugs in healthcare settings

Ridge, Richard A. PhD, MBA, RN, CENP

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000575320.85830.0f

The presence of bedbugs in the healthcare environment presents numerous challenges for nurses and managers. This article provides an overview of bedbugs and discusses considerations and recommended hospital protocols for nurse managers dealing with an infestation.

Richard A. Ridge is a nursing professional development specialist at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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