What do you think you will need in preparing an isolated area or a patient?

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What do you think you will need in preparing an isolated area or a patient?

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Isolation is the practice of nursing a patient in a single-occupancy room to reduce the risk of spread of pathogens and to reinforce
and facilitate additional infection control precautions


There are types of Isolation
SOURCE ISOLATION: You isolate patient for the main purpose of prevent spreading infectious organism from the patient

PROTECTIVE ISOLATION:
The reverse of source isolation. Prevention of spread of infection to an immunocomprimised patient

COHORTING:
Isolating a number of patients carrying a particular organism. This mostly not advised as there could be different strains of the same organism and cross contamination.

Barrier nursing: A practice of nursing implemented to minimize the risk of transmission of infection from the patient to others.

Reverse barrier nursing
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Re: what do you think you will need in preparing an isolated area or a patient?

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Preparing an isolation room

=Identify a suitable room

=keep furniture to the a minimum. Remove no essential furniture

=provide colour coded bin for disposal and sharps container

=ensure patients personal property are kept to a minimum

= ensure PPE availability, alcohol hand rub etc

=explain the reason for isolation to patients and family

=put an ISOLATION NOTICE and instruction on the door

=move patient to isolation room when all arrangements are done

=continue to monitor patient, assess recovery progress and the need to be kept in or outside the isolation room
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