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Isolation (13.28)

Isolation (13.28) - Inside UW Health, About Us, Employee Handbook (UWHC), Health, Safety and Security

Focus

Isolation is used to prevent the spread of disease when Standard Precautions alone will not provide complete protection. Examples of communicable diseases requiring isolation include tuberculosis, meningitis, whooping cough and measles. If an employee suspects a communicable disease in a patient, the patient should be placed under the proper type of isolation immediately. Do not wait for a final test result.

Resources

Policy 13.28 Precautions & Transmission-based Precautions (Isolation) for Ambulatory Settings