Patients with colonized MDRO's such as MRSA, VRE, ESBL, and etc.....
Do you isolate (Contact precautions).
We isolate (contact) for all MDRO's, c-diff, acinetobacter, ESBL's and etc....I have seen facilities in other states only provide standard precautions for colonized patients.
So....what is the current recommendations and can you provide a link so i can use it for reference. I have looked at CDC and it states contact precautions.
also, if you have a sample policy that i could review.
We are a semiprivate 31 bed specialty hospital and are bedlocked at a census of 23 d/t colonized MDRO's. So i am looking to see if we are right in our current practice of Contact Precautions for everyone or if Standard is ok for colonization.
Thanks for your help.