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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

SCHMIDT, B-M; COOPER, S; WIYEH, A B  and  WIYSONGE, C S. Healthcare workers' adherence to infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: A rapid qualitative evidence synthesis. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2020, vol.110, n.7, pp.1-2. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.14887.

COVID-19 spreads easily between people who are in close contact, or through coughs and sneezes. As the number of cases continues to increase, healthcare workers (HCWs) are notably at risk as a result of frequency of contact with suspected cases or infected people. Use of infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies by HCWs is therefore important. We summarise the evidence from a rapid Cochrane qualitative evidence synthesis by Houghton et al. on barriers and facilitators to HCWs' adherence to IPC guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases.

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