Home Site Map HPHA Intranet Contact Us Privacy Policy
You are Here : Home    Patients & Visitors    Patient Safety    Isolation Precautions
 
<October 2018>
SMTWTFS
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
20/10/2018
Health Care Heroes Radiothon!
Tune in to CKNX AM920, FM 101.7 or FM 94.5 and donate to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation! You can also join the Seaforth Community Hospital at Maplewood Manor between 9 am and 4 pm for entertainment, a silent auction, BBQ and other events!
23/10/2018
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Rotary Complex
Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of these signs, call 9-1-1. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care. Face - is it drooping? Arms - can you raise both? Speech - is it slurred or jumbled? Time - to call 9-1-1 right away.
Welcome
Your Hospital Stay
Patient Safety
Falls Prevention
Hand Washing
Isolation Precautions
Medication Safety
Patient Identification
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
Preventing Pressure Injuries
Scents & Flowers
Smoke-free Alliance
Visiting Guidelines
Leaving The Hospital
Services & Guidelines
Patient & Family Handbooks
Patient, Family and Staff Experience
Connecting the Dots for Caregivers
Patient Partners
Find a Family Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
Isolation Precautions

Patients may be placed in isolation for many reasons, including:

  • symptoms of influenza such as a cough and fever
  • contact with an infectious disease or organism
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • history of having an antibiotic-resistant organism such as MRSA

Patients may be placed in isolation for some or all of their stay. When a patient is in isolation, signs are placed at the entrance to the patient room and all who enter must follow the necessary precautions according to the sign. This may include wearing personal protective equipment such as a gown, gloves, mask and eye protection. Personal protective equipment is removed before leaving the room.