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Hospitals and other health care settings will often implement Transmission-Based Precautions to prevent or help reduce the spread of infections to

Hospitals and other health care settings will often implement Transmission-Based Precautions to prevent or help reduce the spread of infections to health care workers, as well other patients in their care. These Transmission-Based Precautions are designed to supplement standard precautions in patients/residents with documented or suspected infection/colonization of highly transmissible or epidemiologically important pathogens. The three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions include:

  • Contact Precautions
  • Droplet Precautions
  • Airborne Precautions

What is the definition of these precautions? When would it be implemented and what type of personal protective equipment (PPE) a health care worker would be required to wear when coming in contact with a patient under these particular precaution.

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