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Personal Protective Equipment (cont.)

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Author: Jeffrey L Arnold, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital.

Editors: Suzanne White, MD, Medical Director, Regional Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital, Program Director of Medical Toxicology, Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Raymond J Roberge, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACMT, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Magee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2005

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