COHORTING Patients & INFECTION Control

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    Hi. Does anyone know any good websites about cohorting patients in the same room(what kinds of patients can be in the same room such as immunocompromised, has a certain disease, etc.) and infection control?
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    Quote from HeaVeNzAnGeL
    Hi. Does anyone know any good websites about cohorting patients in the same room(what kinds of patients can be in the same room such as immunocompromised, has a certain disease, etc.) and infection control?
    have you check out the infection control stickey yet? if not, you should check it out..there are some very valuable information as well as some interesting websites that you can check out.

    other than that, i would suggest you check out the CDC website or their isolation guide...is there something specific you want to know? hope this helps!

    this is from the CDC website

    "-Prioritize patients who have excessive cough and sputum production for single-patient room placement.
    -Place together in the same room (cohort) patients who are infected the same pathogen and are suitable roommates.
    -If it becomes necessary to place patients who require Droplet Precautions in a room with a patient who does not have the same infection:
    -Avoid placing patients on Droplet Precautions in the same room with patients who have conditions that may increase the risk of adverse outcome from infection or that may facilitate transmission (e.g., those who are immunocompromised, have or have anticipated prolonged lengths of stay). Category II
    -Ensure that patients are physically separated (i.e., >3 feet apart) from each other. Draw the privacy curtain between beds to minimize opportunities for close contact.
    -Change protective attire and perform hand hygiene between contact with patients in the same room, regardless of whether one patient or both patients are on Droplet Precautions."
    Last edit by vadee on Oct 21, '08
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    See this page. It has a great mnemonic for remembering what disease has what type of precautions. I wrote it out and kept it beside my bed and referred to it periodically.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f197/qui...-314902-4.html

    Good Luck.

    If I can pass anyone can. I took the old boards in 1977 and practiced for about 12 yrs. left to pursue another degree/career in engineering. I let my license lapse and just decided to come back to nursing. Only now I had to retake the boards --- NCLEX. But I did it. Oct 10 th 2008.
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