Nurses’ Contacts and Potential for Infectious Disease Transmission 2 words or skin-to-skin contact) with those of matched controls from a representative population survey. Nurses (n = 129) reported a median of 40 contacts (85% work related), and controls (n = 129) reported 12 contacts (33% work related). For nurses, 51% of work-related contacts were with patients (74% involving skin-to-skin contact, and 63% lasted < or =15 minutes); 40% were with staff members (29% and 36%, respectively). Our data, used with simulation models, can help predict staff availability and provide information for pandemic preparedness planning.'>
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Nurses’ Contacts and Potential for Infectious Disease Transmission
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    Sep 2009

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    Emerg Infect Dis. 15(9):1438-1444.
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