Keeping in mind that airborne transmission of infectious aerosols or harmful pathogens in healthcare settings is a leading cause of harm and among the highest costs of compensation. Clinical outcomes can be improved through awareness and education of the risks to in-room microbial contamination in the following areas:
1. The sources of airborne pathogens inside a procedure, patient, or waiting room.
2. How are these airborne pathogens transferred within each space.
3. What measures can be taken to reduce the risks of airborne pathogen transmission to protect the patient and clinical teams.