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.