transmission-based precaution

trans·mis·sion-based pre·cau·tion

(trans-mish'ŭn-bāst prĕ-kaw'shŭnz)
Measures established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent transmission of highly communicable pathogens. Extra precautions are followed, at this second level, in addition to standard precautions, based on the potential means of disease transmission: airborne, droplet, or contact.
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It is therefore the responsibility of all health-care workers to follow the isolation and transmission-based precaution policies and protocols of their organisations.
6) A second tier of transmission-based precautions was designated for highly contagious diseases.
True "isolation" with transmission-based precautions (contact, droplet) requires restricting the resident to the room.
There are two main components of IPC, namely the standard precautions (previously referred to as universal precautions) which should be applied to all patients, and transmission-based precautions which are often used empirically, according to the clinical syndrome and the likely aetiological pathogen.
Standard Precautions: universal precautions plus transmission-based precautions (detailed at www.
Transmission-Based precautions are further subdivided into three types: Airborne, Droplet, and Contact Precautions.
Such transmission-based precautions have been shown to work--the CDC has been able to halt Ebola outbreaks using transmission-based precautions.
Understanding isolation practices: respiratory hygiene, cough etiquette, and the three categories of transmission-based precautions
The basis for IPC is to use standard precautions at all times (and in some situations, transmission-based precautions as well) where a health-care worker (HCW) may come into contact with blood or body fluids.
IPs must also ask, if a resident has to be put on special precautions, how do I determine if he or she needs transmission-based precautions tailored to how the organism travels?
The newest CDC isolation guideline is a two-tiered system consisting of basic Standard Precautions and additional Transmission-Based Precautions.

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