reverse precautions

Infection control procedures (e.g., sterilisation and isolation) used to protect the patient—rather than the care providers or other patients who are immunocompromised either as a congenital condition (e.g., combined variable immunodeficiency syndrome) or an acquired condition (e.g., bone marrow irradiation before bone marrow transplantation). Reverse precautions are required when the neutrophil count falls below 0.5 x 109—US: 500/mm3

reverse 'precautions'

Infection control procedures–eg, sterilization and isolation, used to protect a Pt–rather than the care providers or other Pts who are immunocompromised, either as a congenital condition–eg, combined variable immunodeficiency syndrome or an acquired condition–eg, BM irradiation before BMT; RPs are required when the PMN count falls below 0.5 x 109–US: 500/mm3. See Gnotobiotic environment. Cf Universal precautions.