- •Health care providers were surveyed about face protection for standard precautions.
- •Fewer than 25% reported consistent use of face protection during open suctioning.
- •Main barriers to use are product accessibility and a perception it is unnecessary.
- •More detailed education for providers about standard precautions is warranted.
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