WashU Affiliated Authors: Jason P Burnham (Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine)
Abstract: In this cross-sectional survey, we assessed knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding operating room air-change rates, climate change, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic implications. Climate change and healthcare pollution were considered problematic. Respondents checked air exchange rates for COVID-19 and ∼25% increased them. Respondents had difficulty completing questions concerning hospital heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Citation/DOI: Burnham, J., Betz, F., Lautz, R., Mousavi, E., Martinello, R., McGain, F., & Sherman, J. (2022). Air exchanges, climate change, and severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): Results from a survey of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network (SRN). Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology, 2(1), E40. doi:10.1017/ash.2021.256