Infection Prevention


Infection Prevention

Airborne / Contact Isolation

Airborne/Contact isolation is used to help keep individuals safe from diseases that spread through the air and from touching a patient or objects in a patient’s room.

When visiting a patient:

  1. Perform hand hygiene before entering the room.
  2. Wear a surgical mask.
  3. Wear a gown and gloves while in the room only if you are acting as a caretaker (assisting in cleaning/toileting of the patient).
  4. Remove and discard surgical mask (gown and gloves for caretaker) before leaving the room.
  5. Perform hand hygiene upon leaving the room.



Airborne/Contact Isolation