These precautions included limiting vancomycin use, health personnel trainings on hand hygiene, routine scanning for vancomycin resistance among clinical isolates, putting VRE positive patients under close contact isolation
, and monitoring of rectal surveillance cultures.
The amount oflinen, supplies, and contact isolation
PPG outside each room varies by clinical model and space constraints.
includes patient placement, staff gloving and gowning, patient transport limits, use of disposable noncritical care equipment, and daily cleaning of patient rooms/ environments (CDC, 2010).
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difficile spores, current recommendations include initiating contact isolation
precautions for symptomatic patients even while awaiting confirmation from diagnostic testing (Wilcox, 2007).
As a result of our investigation, which showed no patient-to-patient transmission in our NICU during the study period, we established the following procedures: 1) we obtained ASC for VRE only from infants >14 days of age on admission to the NICU and placed them on contact isolation
pending results, and 2) we no longer perform weekly surveillance cultures on previously culture-negative patients.
Since BSI eliminates traditional isolation, the warning signs "enteric isolation," "blood and body fluid precautions," and "contact isolation
" are not used on the doors of patients' rooms.
Gowns, gloves, and masks are appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) utilized during care of patients in contact isolation
. The use of dedicated noncritical patient-care equipment, such as vital sign machines, stethoscopes, and dressing supplies, is recommended for patients with abscesses or wounds with uncontained drainage.
was discussed in just 8% of cases, despite the fact that restriction from school attendance is very important in school-aged children.
Close contacts were identified according to the "Regulation of Beijing SARS close contact isolation
, quarantine, service and supply." The definition involved persons who shared meals, utensils, place of residence, a hospital room, or a transportation vehicle with a known probable or suspected SARS patient or had visited a SARS patient in a period beginning 14 days before the patient's onset of symptoms.
The patient received medical care primarily at home; when hospitalized, the patient had been placed on contact isolation
precautions because of known MRSA.
This hospital instituted contact isolation
of patients at high risk for MRSA, pending the outcome of microbiology tests.