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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The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today that the flu is "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the State's requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact.
Of the 4,124 doctors, nurses, clinical staff and support workers at the trust with direct patient contact, 3,063 did get the vaccine - an uptake rate of 74 per cent.
Although the pathologists' relative lack of direct patient contact may engender a more detached interaction with pathologic material, all pathologists would do well to remember the patient behind the specimen.
Hospital staff and family caregivers can acquire infections through direct patient contact or contaminated fomites (18,19).
Uptake by NHS staff with direct patient contact increased to 52% and exceeded the 50% target for Wales for the first time.
I rarely had direct patient contact, but I had a very important part to play in ensuring those nurses working in my teams were in the best position to provide a high standard of patient care and, therefore, achieve the best outcomes for our patient population.
Moreover, different practice characteristics were evaluated including patient contact per week, the time of direct patient contact per week, the hours of communication with patients per week, the time of practice activities per week, and the time of administrative tasks per week.
VACCINE UPTAKE Last year's uptake of the flu vaccine: | 65 and over: 66.6% | At risk groups in general: 46.9% | Chronic heart disease: 46.7% | Chronic respiratory disease: 46.4% | Chronic kidney disease: 51.2% | Diabetes: 62.3% | Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment: 55.9% | Chronic liver disease: 40.6% | Chronic neurological conditions (inc stroke and TIA): 44.6% | Pregnant women: 47.1% | Carers: 49.1% | Healthstaff with direct patient contact: 47.2%
"It's perfect for those who are detail-oriented and those who want to have a job in health care, but with less direct patient contact than, say, a nurse."
This series is Body Floating direct patient contact rated, with Class I and II inputs, and is certified to UL/cUL/EN60601-l 3rd Edition.
We have also put together some FAQs for non-NMC line managers and those staff who do not have direct patient contact.

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