Need more knowledge on infection control

  1. any books out there? Saunders and PDA don't really get into it. Maybe I might have to reread that chapter in my med-surg book. I feel like I am gonna get hammered with these questions. Thanks.
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  3. by   KimW808
    let me share my notes on infection control to you...

    airborne precaution:
    <5 microns
    private room with closed door
    negative pressure room/ 6-12 exchange/hr
    ppe: n95, hepa filter
    dse: (remember mtv hz)
    tb/ tb suspect
    herpes zoster

    droplet precaution:
    >5 microns
    private room
    yes to cohort, 3ft separation
    ppe: surgical mask
    dse: (remember "dropletism")
    oral pharyngitis
    pertussis/ pneumonia
    legionnaire's disease
    erythema infectiosum (5th disease) -contagious when no rash
    scarlet fever
    mumps/ meningitis
  4. by   KimW808
    contact precaution:
    private room
    yes to cohort, 3ft separation
    secretions: skin wounds, eyes, nose, ears
    patient has own bp/stet equipment
    ppe: gloves and gown
    dse: rsv, mrsa, vrsa, vre, cdad, std, conjunctivitis, impetigo

    enteric precaution:
    private room with bathroom facility
    yes to cohort
    ppe: gloves and gown
    dse: hep a, shigella, salmonella, norwalk virus (improper/ contaminated food)
    crytosporidiosis, gardiasis (common in day care/ children)

    neutropenic precaution:
    private room
    ppe: mask
    dse: chemo/ cancer patients, aids/hiv, major burns/ surgery,
    sle, transplant patient taking 4c's (cellcept, corticoidsteroids, cytoxan, cyclosporin)
  5. by   futurern34
    Thanks you guys!!:spin:
  6. by   hansef
    thnak you so much for that info....needed that for infection control
  7. by   anne919
    note for varicella, if there are lesions it goes to contact
  8. by   Me2006
    thats some good information. I wish I had that for my test, but Its all good. Im done wiht NCLEX I passed!
  9. by   Me2006
    Quote from anne919
    note for varicella, if there are lesions it goes to contact
    YES, Thats important to know!
  10. by   purplechicxiii
    Additional info here --->>>> Infection Control Mnemonics
  11. by   futurern34
    Thanks you!!