Airborne vs. Droplet Precautions - page 2

HELP!!!!!!!!I'm having some trouble with these two types of precautions. :uhoh3: -Do you wear mask, gown and gloves for both? -Is TB Droplet or Airborne? -Do you only have to wear goggles... Read More

  1. by   sweetjellies1
    thanx... you are a lifesaver. they are easier to remember now. thanx again.:redpinkhe
  2. by   Kalleigh2011
    Droplet --- requires close contact (typically within 3 feet or less) between the source client and a susceptible person.
    Use of a standard surgical mask within 3 feet of the client is required.

    Respiratory droplets are generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, or during procedures such as suctioning, endotracheal intubation, cough induction by chest physiotherapy and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    Airborne --- microorganisms dispersed over long distances that remain infective over time and distance.
    Infectious agents remain active in the air over a long period of time and are dispersed over long distances by air currents, which are inhaled by susceptible individuals.

    Preventing the spread of airborne pathogens requires the use of special air handling and ventilation systems wearing respiratory protection with NIOSH-certified N95 or higher level respirator for all health care workers.

    source: NCSBN
  3. by   sugarlips
    Can someone explain the "UV" in airborne precautions. Is that we treat with UV rays, a type of mask? Thanks.
  4. by   turnforthenurse
    Rubeola (measles) = airborne.
    Rubella (German measles; I always remember "I was the bell at the German ball") = droplet.
  5. by   classicdame
    droplet - when someone coughs or breathes and the spray drops within 3-6'.

    airborne - when someone coughs or breathes and the spray is light enough to take flight and go all over the place

    Contact - when you have to touch it to get infected

    Look at the cdc.gov website for more info
  6. by   aambyy
    This is for help of those who wants to know the sequence of donning PPE:
    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/ppe/PPEslides6-29-04.pdf

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