Hygiene, isolation protocols urged in pediatric office

November 2, 2017

To reduce the risk of infectious disease spread during pediatric office visits, proper hand hygiene and isolation precautions are key, according to an article on the Healio website.

Research suggests that infection prevention and control should start at the time an ambulatory visit is scheduled and is important in every patient encounter.

Pediatric practices were also urged to have protocols in place on how often toys, books and computers in the waiting area or examinations rooms are cleaned. 

Researchers specifically recommended against having stuffed animals in the common areas as they are difficult to clean.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane


In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go

11/17/2017

DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment


The surgical devices were discolored and may have been subjected to an overabundance of cleaning solution

11/17/2017

Nashville hospital to end inpatient care


Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital

11/17/2017

Reasons why telehealth is gaining momentum


New bills in Congress are helping the implementation of telehealth programs

11/17/2017

Oregon hospital working to change perception of hospital food


About 80 percent of food served at St. Charles Prineville is for medical staff, friends and family of patients, and the general public

11/17/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.