Contact isolation is used to prevent diseases from spreading after touching a patient or objects in the patient’s room.
When visiting a patient:
Perform hand hygiene before entering the room.
Wear a gown and gloves while in the room only if you are acting as a caretaker (assisting in cleaning/toileting of the patient).
Caretaker: Remove and discard gown and gloves before leaving the room.
Perform hand hygiene before leaving the room.