Infection control in physicians' offices

J. S. Abramson, C. J. Baker, M. C. Fisher, M. A. Gerber, H. C. Meissner, D. L. Murray, G. D. Overturf, C. G. Prober, M. B. Rennels, T. N. Saari, L. B. Weiner, R. J. Whitley, G. Peter, L. K. Pickering, N. E. Macdonald, A. Hirsch, R. F. Jacobs, G. Delage, S. F. Dowell, W. A. Orenstem & 19 others P. A. Patriarca, N. R. Rabinovich, M. G. Myers, E. O. Ledbetter, J. Kim, J. T. Swanson, E. O. Cox, F. L. France, K. C.T. Grimm, Jr Harbaugh N., J. W. Herbert, A. S. Lieberthal, K. E. Yasuda, T. Davis, A. A. Bendel, W. Price, P. Itkin, S. Rogers, J. Fletcher

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Infection control is an integral part of pediatric practice in outpatient settings as well as in hospitals. All employees should be educated regarding the routes of transmission and techniques used to prevent transmission of infectious agents. Policies for infection control and prevention should be written, readily available, updated annually, and enforced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standard precautions for hospitalized patients with modifications from the American Academy of Pediatrics are appropriate for most patient encounters. As employers, pediatricians are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take precautions to protect staff likely to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials while on the job. Key principles of infection control include the following: hand-washing before and after every patient contact, separation of infected, contagious children from uninfected children, safe handling and disposal of needles and other sharp medical devices, appropriate use of personal protection equipment such as gloves, appropriate sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis, and judicious use of antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1361-1369
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics
Volume105
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Physicians' Offices
Infection Control
Antisepsis
Pediatrics
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Hand Disinfection
Equipment and Supplies
Disinfection
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Needles
Outpatients
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Abramson, J. S., Baker, C. J., Fisher, M. C., Gerber, M. A., Meissner, H. C., Murray, D. L., ... Fletcher, J. (2000). Infection control in physicians' offices. Pediatrics, 105(6), 1361-1369. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.105.6.1361

Infection control in physicians' offices. / Abramson, J. S.; Baker, C. J.; Fisher, M. C.; Gerber, M. A.; Meissner, H. C.; Murray, D. L.; Overturf, G. D.; Prober, C. G.; Rennels, M. B.; Saari, T. N.; Weiner, L. B.; Whitley, R. J.; Peter, G.; Pickering, L. K.; Macdonald, N. E.; Hirsch, A.; Jacobs, R. F.; Delage, G.; Dowell, S. F.; Orenstem, W. A.; Patriarca, P. A.; Rabinovich, N. R.; Myers, M. G.; Ledbetter, E. O.; Kim, J.; Swanson, J. T.; Cox, E. O.; France, F. L.; Grimm, K. C.T.; Harbaugh N., Jr; Herbert, J. W.; Lieberthal, A. S.; Yasuda, K. E.; Davis, T.; Bendel, A. A.; Price, W.; Itkin, P.; Rogers, S.; Fletcher, J.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 105, No. 6, 01.01.2000, p. 1361-1369.

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Abramson, JS, Baker, CJ, Fisher, MC, Gerber, MA, Meissner, HC, Murray, DL, Overturf, GD, Prober, CG, Rennels, MB, Saari, TN, Weiner, LB, Whitley, RJ, Peter, G, Pickering, LK, Macdonald, NE, Hirsch, A, Jacobs, RF, Delage, G, Dowell, SF, Orenstem, WA, Patriarca, PA, Rabinovich, NR, Myers, MG, Ledbetter, EO, Kim, J, Swanson, JT, Cox, EO, France, FL, Grimm, KCT, Harbaugh N., J, Herbert, JW, Lieberthal, AS, Yasuda, KE, Davis, T, Bendel, AA, Price, W, Itkin, P, Rogers, S & Fletcher, J 2000, 'Infection control in physicians' offices', Pediatrics, vol. 105, no. 6, pp. 1361-1369. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.105.6.1361
Abramson JS, Baker CJ, Fisher MC, Gerber MA, Meissner HC, Murray DL et al. Infection control in physicians' offices. Pediatrics. 2000 Jan 1;105(6):1361-1369. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.105.6.1361
Abramson, J. S. ; Baker, C. J. ; Fisher, M. C. ; Gerber, M. A. ; Meissner, H. C. ; Murray, D. L. ; Overturf, G. D. ; Prober, C. G. ; Rennels, M. B. ; Saari, T. N. ; Weiner, L. B. ; Whitley, R. J. ; Peter, G. ; Pickering, L. K. ; Macdonald, N. E. ; Hirsch, A. ; Jacobs, R. F. ; Delage, G. ; Dowell, S. F. ; Orenstem, W. A. ; Patriarca, P. A. ; Rabinovich, N. R. ; Myers, M. G. ; Ledbetter, E. O. ; Kim, J. ; Swanson, J. T. ; Cox, E. O. ; France, F. L. ; Grimm, K. C.T. ; Harbaugh N., Jr ; Herbert, J. W. ; Lieberthal, A. S. ; Yasuda, K. E. ; Davis, T. ; Bendel, A. A. ; Price, W. ; Itkin, P. ; Rogers, S. ; Fletcher, J. / Infection control in physicians' offices. In: Pediatrics. 2000 ; Vol. 105, No. 6. pp. 1361-1369.
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