Contact Precautions

by Cathy Parkes September 03, 2019 Updated: February 16, 2024

Contact Precautions

Contact 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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