Infection Control

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I know infection control threads have been done before, but I made a list and have included it below. If there are contradictions, please feel free to share. I used Saunders and CDC.

AIRBORNE

Chicken Pox (Varicella), Disseminated Varicella Zoster, Measles (Rubeola), Tuberculosis

DROPLET

Adenovirus, Diptheria- Pharyngeal, Epiglottitis- HIB, Influenza, Meningitis- HIB, Mumps, Parovirus B19, Pertussis, Pharyngitis- Streptococcal, Pneumonia- HIB, Pneumonia- Meningococcal, Pneumonia- Mycoplasma, Pneumonia- Strep A, Rhinovirus, Rubella, Scarlet Fever, Sepsis

CONTACT

Bronchiolitis, C. Difficile,Congenital Rubella, Conjunctivitis, Cutaneous Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Herpes Simplex, Impetigo, MRSA. Parainfluenza? per CDC, Pediculosis, Poliomyelitis, Rotavirus, RSV, Scabies, Shingles (Varicella Zoster), Staphylococcus Skin Infection, Streptococcus Skin Infection, VRE Skin Infection

STANDARD

Botulism, Cellulitis, Colorado Tick Fever, Cytomegalovirus, Dengue Fever, E. Barr/Mononucleosis, Enterobiasis (Pinworm), Kawasaki, Legionnaires Disease, Lyme Disease, Meningitis- Strep Pneumoniae, Norovirus, Pneumocystis Carinii, Pneumonia- Viral, Rabies, Reye's Syndrome, Rheumatic Fever, Roseola, Tapeworm, Tetanus, Tinea (Ringworm) per CDC, Toxoplasmosis, Tularemia, West Nile Fever, Yellow Fever

Miscellaneous

SARS- A,C,D; Smallpox- A, C; Viral Hemorrhagic Fever- D,C?

amybethf

376 Posts

Specializes in ICCU - cardiac.

That seems pretty thorough. But I had a pt with RSV and the door was kept closed and I had to don gloves and a sterile mask. So I think thats droplet.

Good work!

amybethf

376 Posts

Specializes in ICCU - cardiac.

And MRSA is contact - they swab q pt on admission to the ICU where I did mgmt.

pogi

81 Posts

Are viral Pneumonia and Meningitis caused by Strep Pneumoniae standard precautions?

yesdog, BSN, RN

177 Posts

Specializes in SICU.

Bless you for doing this...

Now, how the heck am I going to remember all of this?

It is just too too much.

sigh. :(

Specializes in Med-Surg/Oncology.

Some brilliant soul posted a series of mnemonics about infection control sometime ago. I'll pass it on because it's the only way I was able to correctly answer infection control questions on NCLEX!

AIRBORNE

My - Measles

Chicken - Chicken pox

Hez - Herpes zoster

TB - Tuberculosis

DROPLET - Just remember SPIDERMAN

Sepsis

Scarlet fever

Streptococcal pharyngitis

Pertussis

Parvovirus B19

Pneumonia

Influenza

Diptheria (pharyngeal)

Epiglottidis

Rubella

Mumps

Meningitis

Mycoplasma

Adenovirus

CONTACT - Remember MRS. WEE

Multiresistant drug organisms (MRSA, etc)

Respiratory infections (except those listed previously)

Skin infections

Wound infections

Enteric infections (C. Diff., etc)

Eye infections (conjunctivitis)

SKIN INFECTIONS - Remember VCHIPS

Varicella

Cutaneous diptheria

Herpes simplex

Impetigo

Pediculosis (lice)

Scabies

Remember! Persons on airborne precautions must be in a negative pressure room and the door must be closed at ALL times! Persons on droplet precautions can have their room door open, however.

Hope this helps :)

Specializes in Med-Surg/Oncology.
That seems pretty thorough. But I had a pt with RSV and the door was kept closed and I had to don gloves and a sterile mask. So I think thats droplet.

Good work!

Respiratory Synctival Virus is considered contact, I know it doesn't make sense since it says RESPIRATORY but that is what everything I have ever read about it has said, including God knows how many practice tests...

RNindmaking

190 Posts

A client with RSV needs contact & droplet precaution.

ZanatuBelmont

278 Posts

Specializes in Rehabilitation; LTC; Med-Surg.
Some brilliant soul posted a series of mnemonics about infection control sometime ago. I'll pass it on because it's the only way I was able to correctly answer infection control questions on NCLEX!

AIRBORNE

My - Measles

Chicken - Chicken pox

Hez - Herpes zoster

TB - Tuberculosis

DROPLET - Just remember SPIDERMAN

Sepsis

Scarlet fever

Streptococcal pharyngitis

Pertussis

Parvovirus B19

Pneumonia

Influenza

Diptheria (pharyngeal)

Epiglottidis

Rubella

Mumps

Meningitis

Mycoplasma

Adenovirus

CONTACT - Remember MRS. WEE

Multiresistant drug organisms (MRSA, etc)

Respiratory infections (except those listed previously)

Skin infections

Wound infections

Enteric infections (C. Diff., etc)

Eye infections (conjunctivitis)

SKIN INFECTIONS - Remember VCHIPS

Varicella

Cutaneous diptheria

Herpes simplex

Impetigo

Pediculosis (lice)

Scabies

Remember! Persons on airborne precautions must be in a negative pressure room and the door must be closed at ALL times! Persons on droplet precautions can have their room door open, however.

Hope this helps :)

Oh God bless you for sharing this, and especially THANKS to the person who made it!

yesdog, BSN, RN

177 Posts

Specializes in SICU.
Some brilliant soul posted a series of mnemonics about infection control sometime ago. I'll pass it on because it's the only way I was able to correctly answer infection control questions on NCLEX!

AIRBORNE

My - Measles

Chicken - Chicken pox

Hez - Herpes zoster

TB - Tuberculosis

DROPLET - Just remember SPIDERMAN

Sepsis

Scarlet fever

Streptococcal pharyngitis

Pertussis

Parvovirus B19

Pneumonia

Influenza

Diptheria (pharyngeal)

Epiglottidis

Rubella

Mumps

Meningitis

Mycoplasma

Adenovirus

CONTACT - Remember MRS. WEE

Multiresistant drug organisms (MRSA, etc)

Respiratory infections (except those listed previously)

Skin infections

Wound infections

Enteric infections (C. Diff., etc)

Eye infections (conjunctivitis)

SKIN INFECTIONS - Remember VCHIPS

Varicella

Cutaneous diptheria

Herpes simplex

Impetigo

Pediculosis (lice)

Scabies

Remember! Persons on airborne precautions must be in a negative pressure room and the door must be closed at ALL times! Persons on droplet precautions can have their room door open, however.

Hope this helps :)

I am so happy I think I am going to cry!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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brichielpn08, BSN, RN

1 Article; 311 Posts

Specializes in Assisted Living.

I have this questions on my NCLEX last time..The equipment like stethoscope...or glass and plates...do u leave them inside the room of an infected person?..like BP apparatus? or do you bring them out with you when you get out of the room??

pogi

81 Posts

If the pt is on contact precautions, I know you leave a stethoscope and BP cuff in the room and only use it for that pt. Regarding eating utensils, in the hospital I have seen them give pts on contact precautions plasticware and disposable styrofoam trays and lids. Someone on another thread said that is not a good practice because it is insulting to the patient, so I'm not sure what NCLEX wants.

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