What to expect if you are isolated
- Private room and a visit from the Infection Control Nurse
- Sample collections
- Isolation gowns/mask/gloves worn by staff and visitors
- Health teaching
Basic Measures Hand washing to prevent spread of infection
- Before and after any contact with a patient
- After any contact with secretions, excretions or soiled surfaces
- Immediately after removing gloves
USE SOAP AND WATER AND/OR SANITIZER RINSE. RUB SANITIZER RINSE FOR 1 FULL MINUTE AND SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME WHILE RUBBING HANDS
Gowns measure indicated if there is a risk of contact or soiling with blood, secretions or excretions. Gloves measure intended to avoid contact with blood and fluids. Gloves are not a substitute for hand washing.
MRSA / VRE
What is it? Bacteria multi-resistant to antibacterial agents.
What do I wear? If you are a VISITOR, wear a mask, gown and gloves.
If you are a PATIENT, wear a mask when leaving room. Infectious material Infected or colonized secretions and excretions. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE LEAVING ROOM. A LITTLE DAB WILL DO IT. PREVENT THE SPREAD.
What do I wear? Gown, gloves, mask (if potential splash)
What am I protecting against? Stool Drainage from vesicular lesions or skin Lice Contaminated personal effects Airborne & Droplet Precautions
What do I wear? Mask, gown, gloves Infectious Material Respiratory secretions