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Prevention of Respiratory Illness in Patient Transfers: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Published on: November 27, 2017
Project Number: RB1168-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of antivirals in the prevention of respiratory illness between patients who are being transferred between facilities?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines in preventing respiratory illness in patients transferring between facilities?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the prevention of respiratory illness between patients who are being transferred between facilities.

Tags

infection control, antiviral agents, cross infection, disease transmission, infectious, patient transfer, respiratory tract infections, transportation of patients, hospital transfer, ambulances, interhospital