08-20-2014 01:21 PM
Thanks for joining our webinar with Craig H. Gilliam, BSMT, CIC in "Controversies in Pediatric Isolation Precautions."
Have a question for Craig? Post it here for him to answer.
08-20-2014 01:28 PM
Here is one question from our live presentation:
Q: Is the expectation at your facility to be that all staff always wear required PPE, regardless of task when entering a contact isolation room - Or do they only wear PPE based on what tasks they will be completing upon that entry?
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
the expectation for wearing PPE in isolation areas is based upon the task being performed. For example if a staff nurse enters the room and tells patient about upcoming test to be performed, they are not required to don PPE.
If during family centered rounds, the pediatric team enters the room, the attending and resident who will example/present the patient must don PPE and the rest of the team are to perform HH upon entry and don a pair of gloves. Our experience has been the "rest of the team" may contact something in the room without thinking about touching.
Finally for our Cystic Fibrosis Patient, everyone entering the room will don PPE.