It is therefore the responsibility of all health-care workers to follow the isolation and transmission-based precaution
policies and protocols of their organisations.
I remembered my training on transmission-based precautions
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.
6) A second tier of transmission-based precautions
was designated for highly contagious diseases.
The AORN Recommended Practices for Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Practice Setting provides detailed guidance to perioperative RNs for implementing standard precautions and transmission-based precautions
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.
The prevention and control of MRSA requires Standard and Transmission-based Precautions
, including hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment such as gloves and gowns, surveillance, antibiotic stewardship and appropriate contact preca utions (NHMRC 2010; Coia et al 2006).
Standard Precautions: universal precautions plus transmission-based precautions
(detailed at www.
are further subdivided into three types: Airborne, Droplet, and Contact Precautions.
are used when needed for specific patients who may be infected with certain pathogens that require additional precautions to prevent the transmission of the disease.