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need not have negative pressure. Dedicate equipment for use with this patient only. Disinfect reusable items (stethoscope).  Remove and discard mask immediately before leaving room.

Contact Precautions (for C. difficile, Multi- drug- resistant organisms [MDRO], and pediatric respiratory or diarrheal diseases of unknown origin) this is the most common of the transmission-based precautions. Wear GOWN and GLOVES for all contact with the patient and/or patient’s environment. Dedicate equipment for use with this patient only. Patient will be in a private room. Disinfect reusable items (stethoscope).  Discard gown and gloves immediately prior to leaving patient’s room.

INFECTION CONTROL SIGNAGE

A listing of each type of transmission based precautions used at PCMH including a picture of the signage with a description of the precautions needed and typical diseases for which each is used is available in the facility infection control manual.

March 17, 2009

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