Impact of infectious exposures and outbreaks on nurse and infection preventionist workload

ConclusionsOrganisms that are easier to treat and more difficult to spread, such as scabies or lice, can contribute substantially to nursing workload. Notably, three-quarters of the nurses and one-half of the IPs reported that C difficile adds>1 hour to their daily workload.
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