Tip Sheet –

Isolation Precautions and Hand Hygiene

 

As we see an increase in the number of flu cases at Cooper, we have prepared a tip sheet to help you sort out the type of isolation and hand hygiene required for each clinical situation.

 

SITUATIONS WHERE YOU MUST USE SOAP AND WATER AS THE ONLY MEANS OF HAND HYGIENE

  Isolation Precautions Hand Hygiene
C. diff Enteric contact –Gown/Gloves (Staff AND family members) Soap & Water ONLY

 

SITUATIONS WHERE YOU CAN USE EITHER GEL OR SOAP AND WATER FOR HAND HYGIENE

Isolation Precautions Hand Hygiene
Influenza Droplet AND Contact–Gown/Gloves/Surgical Mask Gel or Soap and water
Acinetobacter Contact –Gown/Gloves Gel or Soap and water
MRSA Contact–Gown/Gloves Gel or Soap and water
Tuberculosis Airborne– N95 mask/Negative pressure room Gel or Soap and water
MDR Gram negative rods* Contact –Gown /Gloves Gel or Soap and water
Zoster * Contact +/- airborne precautions Gel or Soap and water

*Please contact the Infection Prevention Department at x1002254 for isolation determination.

 

Remember:  Soap and Water is always appropriate to use in any situation for hand hygiene.

 

 

Raquel Nahra, MD     

Hospital Epidemiologist

Joseph M. Montella, MD, MS, CPE  

VP of Medical Affairs

Lisa Laphan-Morad, RN, MSN, APN-C, NEA-BC, CCRN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer

VP of Patient Care Services

Tip Sheet – Isolation Precautions and Hand Hygiene

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