Infection Prevention and Control in the Podiatric Medical Setting. Challenges to Providing Consistently Safe Care.

  title={Infection Prevention and Control in the Podiatric Medical Setting. Challenges to Providing Consistently Safe Care.},
  author={Matthew E. Wise and Elizabeth A. Bancroft and Ernest J. Clement and Susan B. Hathaway and Patricia High and Moon Kim and Emily C Lutterloh and Joseph F. Perz and Lynne M. Sehulster and Clara Tyson and Mary Beth White-Comstock and Barbara E Montana},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={105 3},
Unsafe practices are an underestimated contributor to the disease burden of bloodborne viruses. Outbreaks associated with failures in basic infection prevention have been identified in nonhospital settings with increased frequency in the United States during the past 15 years, representing an alarming trend and indicating that the challenge of providing consistently safe care is not always met. As has been the case with most medical specialties, public health investigations by state and local… Expand
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