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air scrubber, children, PAPRs, TB, tuberculosis



  1. Frederick, Katherine RN, MSN, MBA, DNP, CNOR, CPHQ, NE-BC


Background: The rate of tuberculosis and other crowding diseases is increasing in vulnerable populations worldwide. Limited resources, shared environments, and densely populated areas are factors in the spreading of disease.


Method: Via case study analysis, the author explores how the presence of tuberculosis-positive patients is handled in the emergency room and their journey to the operating room.


Results: A solutions-oriented approach is suggested along with a discussion of the value and importance of adequate personal protective equipment and the consideration of using an augmented technology to aid in the prevention of environmental contamination.