Different Types of Isolations (Video)

These are a few isolations precautions that you will need to know because you will see at least one of these every day. 

  • Airborne Isolation. Used for diseases or microscopic germs that are spread through the air from one person to another. A perfect example of this is tuberculosis, measles, or chickenpox.
  • Contact Isolation. Used for infections, diseases, or germs spread by touching the patient or items in the room. Examples of this MRSA, VRE, C-Diff, open wounds, etc.
  • Droplet Isolation. Used for diseases or germs that are spread in tiny droplets caused by coughing and sneezing. This includes pneumonia, influenza, and more.
  • Enteric Isolation. Important in preventing and controlling C. difficile-associated diarrhea.
  • Neutropenic Isolation. Neutropenia is a condition associated with a low white blood cell count. People who have less than 1,500 neutrophils per microliter of blood are considered neutropenic. Therefore, their bodies are less likely to be able to fight infections.
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