This message is from Terry Burger BSN, MBA, CIC, NE-BC, FAPIC,
Director Infection Control and Prevention

Colleagues please see updated Guidelines for PPE and Isolation

  • Please see new signage below for Enhanced Droplet Precautions for patients with known or suspect COVID-19.
  • Registrars typically have the first contact with unmasked sick patients, therefore if they do not have a barrier (e.g. plexi-glass) between themselves and the patient they should wear a facemask and eye protection.
    • Registrars can wear the same facemask for the duration of the shift unless it becomes contaminated.
  • Careful hand hygiene MUST be performed BEFORE and AFTER putting ON or TAKING OFF any facemask and eye protection.
  • Eye protection can be worn for the duration of the shift and must be decontaminated with a disinfectant wipe followed by careful hand hygiene.
  • Effective immediately: Contact Isolation for patients with MDROs (e.g. MRSA, ESBL and VRE) is suspended.
  • Contact Isolation continues to be required for patients with CRE and Cdiff infections.
Enhanced Droplet Precautions / 3-15-20
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