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Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette

Managing Regulatory | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Respiratory Hygiene/ Cough Etiquette
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Respiratory hygiene is intended to build awareness of signs of illness that could indicate someone, either a patient or a member of the dental team, has a respiratory infection. The most commonly observed symptoms include coughing, congestion, runny nose, and/or increased production of respiratory secretions. Dentists and members of the team should know how to prevent the spread of respiratory ...

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