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.
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).
- 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.
- Many common infections can spread by airborne transmission at least in some cases, including: Anthrax (inhalational), Chickenpox, Influenza, Measles, Smallpox, Cryptococcosis, and Tuberculosis. Airborne diseases can also affect non-humans.
- reverse isolation. isolation procedures designed to protect a patient from infectious organisms that might be carried by the staff, other patients, or visitors or on droplets in the air or on equipment or materials.
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.
- A droplet is something that you might sneeze out, and it is somewhat larger. A flu virus may be on a droplet, and it might spread as far as the droplet goes, a few feet in distance. An airborne transmission means that it is carried much farther on much smaller particles.
- When a person talks, sneezes, or coughs, droplets that contain germs can travel about 3 feet (90 centimeters). Illnesses that require droplet precautions include influenza (flu), pertussis (whooping cough), and mumps. Anyone who goes into the room should wear a surgical mask.
- The three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions include:
- Contact Precautions.
- Droplet Precautions.
- Airborne Precautions.
Updated: 4th December 2019