High-Level Isolation Unit Infection Control Procedures
Herstein, J., Biddinger, P., Gibbs, S., et al. (2017). High-Level Isolation Unit Infection Control Procedures. (Abstract only.) Health Security. 15(5): 519-526.
The authors share results from a 2016 survey of the 56 original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–designated high-level isolation units (64% response rate). Variables include written procedures and protocols for tasks such as decontamination, liquid waste disposal, personal protective equipment use, hand hygiene, and PPE use. The authors encourage continued rigorous training to minimize exposure risks.