oa Professional Nursing Today - Patient isolation with minimal resources : infection control



How do you deal with patients who have suspected or diagnosed TB in a general ward? If those people nearby have a low immunity and are already ill, they have an even bigger chance of contracting the disease -

This article shows that it is possible to accommodate a suspected or diagnosed TB patient in a general ward, by making adjustments regarding ventilation, protective clothing and barrier nursing, management of coughing and spills, proper education and the co-operation of all involved parties - doctor, patient and nursing staff.


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