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Improving Health Through Medical Physics

Infection Control

  • Results of Surface Contamination Testing in a RadOnc Clinic
    This article in JAMA Oncology reports on the results of systematic surface sampling in a Radiation Oncology clinic.
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  • Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID-19 Guidelines
    Clinical Care pathways for COVID-19 patients. May be of interest to Medical Physicsts with administrative responsibilities.
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  • Transducer Cleaning and PPE in Ultrasound
    AIUM Webinar Recording
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  • Varian Technical Bulletin for COVID-19 Cleaning of Treatment Machines
    This is Varian’s Customer Technical Bulletin describing their COVID-19 guidelines for cleaning agents to use on each component of Varian treatment machines.
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  • N95 Mask Decontamination Information
    Decontamination Information
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  • Ponchos and Plexiglas? COVID-19 'MacGyver' Clinical Tips
    A discussion between two physicians describing interesting locally made solutons to common infection control problems.
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  • U.S. NIAD Mask Decon Methods Review
    This link will take you to a summary of a pre-print report that describes an assessment of N95 respirator decontamination by investigators from well-respected institutions. The document has not yet undergone peer review, so the comments section in this summary will aid in the reading and interpreting the report.
    View Preprint of NIH/NIAID Mask Decon Methods Comparison
  • Experiences of Several Large Radiology Departments
    The link will offer the oportunity to view several webinars in which well known radiology department leaders discuss the processes they have implemented to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Everyone Is Talking About Testing, But They’re Thinking About It All Wrong
    Health Affairs Journal blog contribution by leaders from the U.S. Uniformed Services University School of Medicine on testing strategies will be of interest to those discussing departmental COVID-19 Testing.
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  • Aerosolization of Coronavirus Discussion
    The document summarizes a thread of an (unmoderated) email discussion about aerosolization of the COVID-19 virus in settings of interest to medical physicists.
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  • Infection Control Links from Various Sources
    This file is a collection of various infection control related links that may be of interest to the medical physicist in clinical practice.
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  • Willamette Valley Cancer Center UVC N95 Respirator Sterilization White Paper
    This is an unpublished white paper on the use of UVC for N95 mask decontamination.
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  • Ensuring The Safety of Patients and Coworkers in Medical Physics
    AAPM Guidance on Infection Control in Medical Physics.
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  • Elekta Disinfection Guidelines
    This is Elekta’s product disinfection guideline relative to COVID-19.
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