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Ep074 Safety and Infection Control Standard Precautions Utilize Appropriate Precautions for Immunocompromised Patients

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  • Varies depending upon facility.  Can include:
    • No fresh flowers or fruits
    • Ill visitors are not permitted
  • Many people institute or order “reverse isolation” however, per the CDC it “was not found to improve outcomes for neutropenic patients, and isolation is a negative experience for the patient,” and therefore removed from the CDC’s classifications of isolation precautions in the 1980’s.  (Quote from below article, written by a nurse educator)
  • Debunking Reverse Isolation from
  • CDC 2007 Guidelines for Isolation Precautions

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