The benefits of routine enforcement of contact precautions
must be balanced against additional costs, impediments to patient care, and exposure to ESBL-producing E.
15) This suggests that during the assistance, the practitioners may not use the contact precaution
measures necessary due to lack of knowledge on which diseases to use them and so there is the risk of spread to other patients and even take the microorganisms home that should be restricted to the hospital environment.
21) In our institution, it was not an established protocol to identify ESBL producers in routine sentinel rectal swabs, since the purpose of these swabs was to recommend contact precautions
Both the CDC and SHEA recommended contact precautions
for patients infected or colonized with MRSA (Calfee et al.
The implementation of contact precautions
is required for those patients who are colonized or infected by multi-resistant micro-organisms such as MRSA.
Compliance with contact precautions
and hand hygiene was measured by using a mobile telephone application.
scabiei, immediately triggering contact precautions
in the ED and elsewhere.
20] The additional burden of having patients on contact precautions
may lead to a reduction in HCW compliance with these precautions.
She surveyed hospitals to see what their procedures were, and found that across the country more than 64 different procedures for discontinuing contact precautions
Following specifically-posted patient contact precautions
for patients identified as colonized or infected with CRE or patients at increased risk (for example, previously colonized with CRE, transferred from a hospital unit or outside facility with active CRE disease, recent antibiotic exposure).
Although the varicella vaccine is generally safe and efficacious, physicians should review the immunization status of all household members and discuss contact precautions
with patients and their families before administering any live vaccine.