- •Hospital workers often fail to follow proper personal protective equipment (PPE) doffing guidelines.
- •Doffing errors can arise as a consequence of errors in donning.
- •Alternative approaches for training personnel in PPE use should be explored.
- •Simplification of gown closure processes may help limit contamination risks.
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Funding/support: This work was supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (prime contract 200-2011-42039) and by Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service funds (RCS 11-222).
Conflicts of interest: None to report.