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.
Likewise, if you observe someone failing to use proper transmission-based precautions (isolation), it does not matter if they are a nurse, visitor, RT, PT, CNA, or a physician, call them out because they place your patient at risk for infection.
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Active failures frequently occur in infectious agent transmission-based precautions, including personal protective equipment (PPE) use, according to a study published online June 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The two categories of isolation precautions are standard precautions and transmission-based precautions. Standard precautions are a set of basic infection prevention practices intended to prevent transmission of infectious diseases from one person to another.
Monitoring the emergence of carbapenemases is crucial to limiting their spread; identification of patients carrying carbapenemase-producing CRE should result in the institution of transmission-based precautions and enhanced environmental cleaning to prevent transmission.
It's certainly easier in the inpatient setting, where we use transmission-based precautions, and colorful isolation signs instruct us to put on gown and gloves when we visit the patient with viral gastroenteritis, or gown, gloves, and mask for the child with acute viral respiratory tract infection.
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.

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