direct patient contact

direct patient contact

A term for direct (face-to-face) care between a healthcare professional and a patient.
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Tier 1 includes health care workers with direct patient contact and critical health care support staff, patients in the highest risk group according to the standard ACIP criteria, household contacts of children younger than 6 months, pregnant women, as well as critical government leaders and pandemic public health responders.
The following data were recorded on uniform case-report sheets: extent of personal protective equipment use during exposure, type of exposure (stay in the same room, direct patient contact, or exposure to respiratory droplets and secretions), disease phase of patients to whom they were exposed (during incubation period, early fever, fever and cough, or intubation period), occurrence of fever ([greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C), and respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms after exposure.
It's non-invasive, no heat is involved and there is no direct patient contact.
The drug therapy management program increases access to MS drugs; and, through direct patient contact and physician coordination, also improves compliance and tolerance to MS drugs.
He would not want to return to a full-time consultant radiology post, the committee heard, but could make a contribution without necessarily having direct patient contact.
Unions representing nurses and other health-care workers call for vaccination of all employees whose jobs involve direct patient contact.
And lab personnel welcome the added opportunity for direct patient contact and interaction.
Med-eMonitor enables clinicians to remotely capture substantial bio-data that previously could only be accessed by direct patient contact.
We recommend that after handling case notes, healthcare workers' hands are washed before direct patient contact.
Often, these employees have more direct patient contact than medical technologists.
In response, ANA today launched a campaign designed to educate and encourage nurses and all health care workers with direct patient contact to get vaccinated against influenza for this coming season.

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