Infection Control - lung function testing
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Infection Control in lung function testing
It is recommended that lung function testing be performed in one of the following ways:
- In the exam room at the beginning of the clinic visit
- In a negative-pressure room
- In a Lung Function Lab with either portable or integrated HEPA filters
- In a Lung Function Lab without HEPA filtration, allowing 30 minutes to elapse before the next person with CF enters the room.
All room surfaces and equipment will be cleaned between patients as per hospital policy for environmental cleaning.This may be achieved by using different rooms/equipment in the Lab for each person with CF.
- Cystic Fibrosis, Australia (2012). Infection Control Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Patients and Carers. Available from: http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/media/wysiwyg/CFAustralia/PDF_files/02_CFA_InfectionControlGuidelines_LowRez.pdf
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Guideline (2014). Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Cystic Fibrosis: 2013 Update. Available from: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/676882?origin=JSTOR-pdf
- Royal Brompton & Harefield, NHS Foundation Trust (2014). Clinical Guidelines: Care of Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Available from: www.rbht.nhs.uk/childrencf
Information last reviewed: October 2016
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