UW study looks at protections for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – A new study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is looking at whether commonly used oral and nasal antiseptics can help prevent COVID-19 infections in healthcare frontline workers.

In lab settings, the antiseptics have been effective in killing coronaviruses including the virus that causes COVID-19.

Researchers are now accepting applications for healthcare workers to participate in the trial for 10 weeks. To be eligible, workers must:

  • Frontline healthcare personnel, (nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, nursing assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists) involved in or anticipated to be involved in the care of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • Willing and able to perform the interventions and data collection.

More information and enrollment can be found here.

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