Isolation precautions to prevent the spread of contagious diseases
Dinah Gould Professor in applied health, City University, London
This article explores the use of isolation precautions to prevent the spread of infection. The standard infection control precautions, which should be undertaken routinely with all patients, and the additional measures which should be adopted when a patient has a specific infection, are discussed. The use of single room accommodation for patients with infections is debated.
Nursing Standard. 23, 22,47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.02.23.22.47.c6778
Published in print: 06 February 2009Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review