Follow-up evaluation of respiratory isolation rooms in 10 midwestern hospitals

Karen M. Dahl, Paul B. L'Ecuyer, Marilyn Jones, Victoria J. Fraser

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Abstract

As a follow-up to a 1992 study of respiratory isolation, we studied compliance with recommendations for respiratory isolation through smokestick testing (1993) and surveys (1994). Effective negative pressure was demonstrated in 80 of 156 rooms and was associated with the presence of anterooms (P<.001). The proportion of surveyed hospitals periodically testing isolation rooms increased from 0% (1992) to 30% (1993) to 100% (1994; P<.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-818
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996

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