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    Title: Precautions for Air Medical Transport of SARS Patients
    Type: Text Slide
    • Use respiratory protection (N95)
    • Wear appropriate gloves
    • Wear protective clothing if there is potential for exposure to blood or body fluids
    • Follow standard hygiene practices, including frequent handwashing

    Speaker Notes:

    14. Personnel involved in air medical transport of SARS patients need to take additional precautions, including wearing respiratory protection. If they anticipate exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, they must follow appropriate precautions under the bloodborne pathogens standard, including use of proper PPE, safe needles, etc. They also should follow good hygiene practices, washing hands frequently.