In order to prevent the spread of disease ,there are simple guidelines that we can follow to keep us safe and everyone around us safe.This precautions apply to all isolation and it is very important to follow the recommended guidelines.
STANDARD PRECAUTION:Standard precaution also known as universal precaution.You treat everyone like they are infected and you follow the guideline below.Appropriate hand hygiene include washing your hands with soap and water frequently for 30seconds,use hand sanitizer frequently, social distancing.
CONTACT ISOLATION: This precaution is use for infections or when germs are spread from one person to another by coming in close contact such as touching a person or items,skin to skin or handing personal items.Examples of contact isolation are C-diff,MRSA,VRE and Novel Coronavirus.
As a healthcare worker you should wear a gown and glove when entering the patient room
Wash your hands first before wearing the gown and the glove.If you will suction patient mouth ,nose or traceostomy wear the surgical mask.
AIRBORNE ISOLATION: This is a single patient room that is equipped with ventilation system and negative pressure.Anteroom attached.Novel Coronavirus is possible to be transmitted through the air,by droplet and person to person contact.Healthcare workers must use the PPE which include gown,gloves,N95 when entering the room.Airborne isolation are required for patient having infection that can be transmitted by speaking ,coughing ,spitting,sneezing or talking.
Every visitors entering the room must wear a surgical mask.Do NOT allow visitors to go into Coronavirus patient room to prevent person to person community spread.
Remove mask after leaving the room.
Must close the door behind when leaving the room.
Minimize going to the room frequently.
DROPLET ISOLATION.This precaution is use to prevent germ by respiratory droplets generated by sneezing or coughing or speaking.
Visitors to wear surgical mask and remove it when leaving the room.
Follow the CDC RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES.