Published Jul 21, 2009
I keep reading from multiple sources that RSV is Droplet and from others Contact precautions. What is the official isolation precaution? Does anyone know? It seems pretty up in the air.
both i cant remember where i got this from.. I wanna say Hogan
kgh31386, BSN, MSN, RN
I wanna know too...I was told contact. And the pt I had with it was in contact.
droplet when we were on peds floor, I'm pretty sure...
its both. It has something to do with secretions on the surface..
Someone posted a question about this, asking which of the following pts requires just a gown and gloves..a lot of people said RSV, I think the others were Pertussis, Influenza and TB. Of all those, RSV was the only one who had contact with it..
True, Pertussis is Droplet, Influenza is Droplet, and TB is Airborne. Thanks, I think I'm gonna go with Contact then. Kaplan says its Contact too!
smn2010, BSN, RN
DROPLET - Just remember SPIDERMAN
FYI i took this from another thread
WOO! point for me, I hope they aren't picky about all this stuff. I don't think they should put 4 diseases that are all droplet, and one has 1 minor exception in it, and you should be able to pick it out. Or it's only droplet from day 2-5. And the pt is on day 6
The spread of virus to others can be decreased through frequent hand washing and not sharing items such as cups, glasses, and utensils with people who have RSV illness. In a health care facility setting, contact precautions such as hand washing and wearing gowns and gloves should help prevent RSV transmission. At the current time, there is no available RSV vaccine, but development of an RSV vaccine is a high priority to researchers.
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