Enteric precautions.

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    Can someone give me a good link explaining what should and should not be done with a patient who is on enteric precautions?

    My patient for tomorrow is, but he is going home tomorrow too.

    Any advice? I know I need to wear a glown and gloves when touching the patient. Also I need to wipe my scope down, right?
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    Quote from Bonny619
    Can someone give me a good link explaining what should and should not be done with a patient who is on enteric precautions?

    My patient for tomorrow is, but he is going home tomorrow too.

    Any advice? I know I need to wear a glown and gloves when touching the patient. Also I need to wipe my scope down, right?
    Whenever I am on clinicals..and at every hospital I have been to so far....they have a disposable steth in the room with the patient.............I don't think you want to be using your own personal steth on an enteric pre cautions patient unless you are sure you can disinfect it right away...........I wouldn't take the chance...........
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    Got it! Thanks.
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    here are some links for you. the first is a 24 page pdf file that has information about enteric precautions on pages 3 and 4 including what should be done in the home. the second set of links is to official and current cdc guidelines on hospital isolation. enteric isolation is really an old term that isn't used anymore. why it's being used at the facility your patient is in, i don't know. the newer terminology is explained in the cdc document i've linked you to along with explanations of four different types of isolation and explanations about them. you might want to read this information, print it out and present a mini-inservice on isolation guidelines to your fellow students in post-conference tomorrow.

    http://www.hpa.org.uk/cdph/issues/cd...ines2_4_04.pdf - see page 3 and 4 of this document for enteric precaution guidelines

    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_isolation_ptii.html - recommendations for isolation precautions in hospitals from the hospital infection control practices advisory committee of the cdc. enteric precautions is now part of a new grouping called standard precautions. you can read about it here.
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_is..._standard.html - standard precautions (from cdc)
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_is...n_contact.html - contact precautions (from cdc)
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_is...n_droplet.html - droplet precautions (from cdc)
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/gl_is..._airborne.html - airborne precautions (from cdc)
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    Daytonite, thanks!
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    hi, this is a site i refer to, hope this helps.
    http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/update/...HO/2001_12.pdf



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