by Cathy Parkes September 03, 2019

LevelUpRN Contact Precautions Tip of the DayContact precautions require caregivers and visitors to wear a gown and gloves when going into the patient's room.

 

Infections that require contact precautions: impetigo, scabies, MRSA, VRE, CDIFF, RSV, wound infections.



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