The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response on hospital infection prevention programs and practices in the southeastern United States.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Initial assessments of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness revealed resource shortages and variations in infection prevention policies across US hospitals. Our follow-up survey revealed improvement in resource availability, increase in testing capacity, and uniformity in infection prevention policies. Most importantly, the survey highlighted an increase in staffing shortages and use of travel nursing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Advani, SD; Cromer, A; Wood, B; Baker, E; Crawford, KL; Crane, L; Roach, L; Padgette, P; Dodds-Ashley, E; Kalu, IC; Weber, DJ; Sickbert-Bennett, E; Anderson, DJ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • November 2, 2021

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 4

PubMed ID

  • 34725004

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8632447

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2021.460


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States