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Proactive COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures in a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center

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Department of General Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Infection Control Center, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
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Medicina 2020, 56(6), 261; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56060261
Received: 20 April 2020 / Revised: 17 May 2020 / Accepted: 26 May 2020 / Published: 27 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Infectious Disease)
Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and its subsequent global spread, Taiwan has been combatting this pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted through droplets and aerosols, we cannot ignore the risk of transmission during hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Our hyperbaric oxygen therapy center prioritizes preventing the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining operation for the patients during the pandemic. The aim of this article is to share the protocol that we have adopted in our hyperbaric oxygen therapy center to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. View Full-Text
Keywords: coronavirus disease 2019; SARS-CoV-2; infection control; cross infection; HBOT coronavirus disease 2019; SARS-CoV-2; infection control; cross infection; HBOT
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Lo, J.-J.; Wang, S.-C.; Lee, H.-Y.; Lee, S.-S.; Lee, H.-C.; Hung, C.-T.; Huang, S.-H. Proactive COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures in a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center. Medicina 2020, 56, 261.

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