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Department of Infection Prevention

Isolation Basics and Stats

Isolation Categories

 

Type of Isolation

Used for Pathogens That

Equipment Needed

Use For

Contact

 

Can be spread by direct contact; often contaminate the environment

Gloves, gowns upon entering room (Even if no patient contact is expected)

MRSA, VRE, scabies, C. difficile, Gram- negative organisms resistant to Cefepime, rotavirus, RSV, varicella (+ Airborne)

Droplet

 

Require close contact for transmission

Surgical masks; gloves if handle secretions

Influenza, N. meningitidis, pertussis, parvovirus

Airborne

 

Can be transmitted via airborne route

N95 respirator upon entering room; Patient must be in negative pressure room

Pulmonary TB (confirmed or suspected), varicella (+ Contact), smallpox, measles

To discontinue isolation, contact Infection Control & Prevention. 

NOTE: Contact Precautions indicate that gloves and gowns are worn upon entry to the room (regardless of anticipation of contact with the patient or his or her environment).

Algorithm for removal from Airborne Precautions -- click here.

Negative Pressure Rooms 

VUH
CCT
MCN
Adult ED
VCH
10013*
9656*
3448
A-11
8536, 8535
10012*
9631*
3432
A-10
8414, 8413
9011
9627*
 
A-9
8302, 8301
9010
9623*
 
A-8
7536, 7535
8011
9621*
 
A-7
7414, 7413
8010
9601*
 
 
7302, 7301
6011
8656*
 
 
6536, 6535
6010
8631*
 
 
6414, 6413
5225
8627*
 
 
5414*, 5413*
5025*
8623*
 
 
5303*, 5301*
Card Obs #1
8621*
 
 
4436*, 4435*
Card Obs #2
8601*
 
 
4434*, 4433*
PACU 23
6656*
 
 
4432*, 4431*
PACU 22
6631*
 
 
 
 3125 (VUH Holding)
6627*
 
 
Peds Radiology:1407
 
6623*
 
 
 
 
6621*
 
 
Peds ED:
 
6601*
 
 
1317, 1316
 
 
 
 
1305, 1304
 
 
* = ICU
 
1240, 1239

Revised 12/23/2009

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