Particular areas of concern were the limited knowledge with respect to obtaining and following up on the results of MRSA screening swabs, barrier nursing
and the use of chlorhexidine soap in the SCICU, as well as complacency regarding the current infection control practice in the SCICU.
Last week, the barrier nursing
element was launched to protect patients, visitors and staff from infections from isolation rooms.
After the diagnosis, she was isolated and barrier nursing
used to stop the spread of the disease.
Until more is known about the cause of these outbreaks, the WHO recommended patients with atypical pneumonia who may be related to these outbreaks be isolated with barrier nursing
techniques, and that any suspect cases be reported to national health authorities.
He was taken into a side ward, where we were told he would need barrier nursing
, ie the need for washing and disinfecting when going in and out.
The patient was isolated and strict barrier nursing
implemented on the suspicion of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF).
Carrie was in a general ward with other patients before she was diagnosed with the highly-contagious parasite and put in a room on her own with barrier nursing