Gowns, caps and masks in neonatal units : are they necessary?
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The issue of gowning cannot be examined in isolation to other infection control policies. The value of a gown in controlling infection is highly questionable, but before discarding our gowns, many scientific aspects of its benefits and limitations could be studied. Further, those who handle the infant must keep in mind that gowns do not prevent sepsis-handwashing does. If the latter is not practised, gowns will be pieces of decoration.
KeywordsRespiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Neonatal Sepsis Neonatal Unit Lethal Factor Infection Control Policy
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