Efficacy of an ambulance ventilation system in reducing EMS worker exposure to airborne particles from a patient cough aerosol simulator

  title={Efficacy of an ambulance ventilation system in reducing EMS worker exposure to airborne particles from a patient cough aerosol simulator},
  author={William G Lindsley and Francoise M Blachere and Tia L McClelland and Dylan T Neu and Anna Mnatsakanova and Stephen B Martin and Kenneth R. Mead and John D. Noti},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  pages={804 - 816}
Abstract The protection of emergency medical service (EMS) workers from airborne disease transmission is important during routine transport of patients with infectious respiratory illnesses and would be critical during a pandemic of a disease such as influenza. However, few studies have examined the effectiveness of ambulance ventilation systems at reducing EMS worker exposure to airborne particles (aerosols). In our study, a cough aerosol simulator mimicking a coughing patient with an… 

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