The lack of LASV IgG in blood samples from all included personnel who had been exposed to the index patient supports the suggestion that risk is probably low for hospital transmission of LASV when standard barrier nursing
methods are used, at least when the symptoms are mild with few occasions of vomiting and diarrhea of the index patient.
Chris Jeffrey, clinical nurse specialist of infection control, said an all-day drop-in session was held for all staff, the aim being to highlight the requirements around barrier nursing
"We use barrier nursing
as a matter of course to create the most sterile environment possible."
Nursing staff often went in and out of the side ward without any form of barrier nursing
is an essential procedure so to tell nurses to remove gloves and aprons is ludicrous."
After the diagnosis, she was isolated and barrier nursing
used to stop the spread of the disease.
BUPA, which runs 34 private hospitals, last night said it practises "barrier nursing
" for any patient transferred from an NHS hospital.
The patient was isolated and strict barrier nursing
implemented on the suspicion of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF).
Workshops by international faculty on management of mass casualties, barrier nursing
for haemorrhagic fevers and medical ethics in military medicine are going to be other highlights of the Congress.
He said patients with suspected or confirmed CCHF should be isolated and cared for using barrier nursing
techniques, adding, specimens of blood or tissues taken for diagnostic purposes should be collected and handled using universal precautions.
The mum-of-three said: "I had barrier nursing
for three weeks before being sent home.