Patient Safety Sentinel: Initiating Isolation Precautions

Initiating Isolation Precautions (RNs)

Isolation Precautions should be initiated at the first suspicion of a need for Isolation.

Nurses Initiating and Documentation in Epic:

The below Epic screenshot demonstrates how nurses can initiate precautions in the patient Electronic Medical Record (EMR)-EPIC.

The above screen will allow you to document:

  • Type of isolation the patient requires.
  • If isolation was maintained on your shift.
  • The date isolation was started.
  • The date isolation was discontinued.

This is an important piece of your daily documentation and you are required to complete it. 

Protecting our patients is the top priority at Cooper University Health Care. We need 100 percent compliance with all patient safety procedures.

A sentinel is one who stands guard or watch to protect others. We need all employees to be sentinels to protect our patients and keep watch to ensure all patient safety procedures are being strictly followed.

One Team. One Purpose.