News Headlines Article

For Infection Prevention, Try Duct Tape
Health Leaders Media

Staff at hospitals that choose active surveillance and patient isolation to prevent bug transmission must endure the hassle of gowning and gloving for each patient encounter. The upshot is that important communication with the patient sometimes loses to more pressing healthcare needs.

But members of the infection team at Trinity Regional Health System, a four-hospital network with 504 beds on the Illinois/Iowa border, say they’ve found a solution that is amazingly low tech: Duct tape.