Universal face shield use significantly reduces SARS-CoV-2 infections among HCPs

Universal use of face shields by health care personnel at a Texas hospital led to a significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections, data presented at IDWeek show.Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, MBA, FIDSA, FSHEA, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center, told Healio Primary Care that in April, his institution began requiring health care professionals (HCPs) and patients to wear masks. It simultaneously implemented surveillance testing every 2 weeks for high-risk HCP and for all patients upon admission and prior to undergoing invasive procedures.“Around the endRead More

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