What are 3 types of isolation precautions?

There are three different types of transmission precautions: Contact Precautions—used for infections, diseases, or germs that are spread by touching the patient or items in the room (examples: MRSA, VRE, diarrheal illnesses, open wounds, RSV).
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What type of PPE do you wear for droplet precautions?

Usually, the droplets can only travel about three feet. Examples of droplet precaution illnesses include whooping cough and influenza. If you are treating a patient in droplet precautions you need to wear a mask, gown and gloves.
  • Is TB a droplet or airborne?

    Diseases requiring airborne precautions include, but are not limited to: Measles, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Varicella (chickenpox), and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Airborne precautions apply to patients known or suspected to be infected with microorganisms transmitted by airborne droplet nuclei.
  • What is the definition of droplet precautions?

    Droplet transmission involves contact of the conjunctivae or the mucous membranes of the nose or mouth of a susceptible person with large-particle droplets (larger than 5 μm in size) containing microorganisms generated from a person who has a clinical disease or is a carrier of the disease.
  • What order do you put on PPE?

    The procedure for putting on and removing PPE should be tailored to the specific type of PPE.
    • GOWN. • Fully cover torso from neck to knees, arms.
    • MASK OR RESPIRATOR. • Secure ties or elastic bands at middle.
    • GOGGLES OR FACE SHIELD.
    • GLOVES.
    • GLOVES.
    • GOGGLES OR FACE SHIELD.
    • GOWN.
    • MASK OR RESPIRATOR.
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What is an example of an illness that requires airborne precautions?

Diseases requiring airborne precautions include, but are not limited to: Measles, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Varicella (chickenpox), and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Airborne precautions apply to patients known or suspected to be infected with microorganisms transmitted by airborne droplet nuclei.

Updated: 4th December 2019

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