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2 reasons to isolate a patient
-prevent the spread of disease causing infection
-to protect the patient
ie. Salmonella, CDAD
gown, gloves must be worn. Hand must be washed before entering
ie TB, MRSA in sputum, SARS
Door must be closed, must enter room with wash hands and wear mask, respiratory secretions must be disinfected
for patient with immunocompromise system. ie burns, leukemia
door kept closed, wash hand enter and leaving, wears gowns, masks, and gloves
spread by air, direct contact, or indirect contact ie. pneumonia and norwalk
private room closed. hands wash entering and leaving, wears gowns, masks, and gloves, articles must be sterilize
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