Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission in Audiology Practice Epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that diseases such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), hepatitis B (HBV), herpes simplex, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as well as others, are on the increase. Because of this factor, and because of expanded scope of practice and increased awareness, there is growing general concern and ... Short Course
Short Course  |   March 01, 1996
Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission in Audiology Practice
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bopanna B. Ballachanda, PhD
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of New Mexico, 901 Vassar NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • Ross J. Roeser
    Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Robert J. Kemp
    Oaktree Products, Chesterfield, MO
  • Now affiliated with the University of New Mexico.
    Now affiliated with the University of New Mexico.×
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Control and Prevention of Disease Transmission in Audiology Practice
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 74-82. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.74
History: Received December 29, 1994 , Accepted March 7, 1995
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1996, Vol. 5, 74-82. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0501.74
History: Received December 29, 1994; Accepted March 7, 1995

Epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that diseases such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), hepatitis B (HBV), herpes simplex, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), as well as others, are on the increase. Because of this factor, and because of expanded scope of practice and increased awareness, there is growing general concern and interest among audiologists about infectious diseases and their control and prevention. In addition, audiologists are in need of specific measures to prevent disease transmission to themselves, their patients, and others, such as their families. This tutorial is intended to assist audiologists in recognizing the importance of disease control and prevention (contracting and/or spreading diseases) in their practice. Procedures to help prevent disease transmission in audiology practice are provided.

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