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Preventing the spread of infection: For visiting patients in isolation  
Abstract:  This handout explains why patients are placed in isolation. Includes general guidelines to prevent the spread of infection such as proper hand hygiene and the use of disinfectants; wearing a protective mask, gown, and gloves when visiting a patient; and how to handle leftover food and soiled clothing.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2003, March 1, 2008
UWMC Availability:  Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
General Topics:  Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Specific Subject(s):  Patient Isolation Procedures; Infection Control; Disease Prevention; Caregivers
Language(s):  English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Audience:  Partner; Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #2474

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