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NCLEX Tutor: Picture This!~ Memorizing Infection Control Precautions

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Published on Jul 15, 2016

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For tutoring call 856.777.0840 Per CDC: Airborne Precautions are designed to reduce the risk or eliminate the airborne transmission of infectious agents. The infectious particles are so small that they can remain suspended in the air for long periods of time and are carried on air currents. Examples of Diseases: varicella (chickenpox), tuberculosis, measles.

Droplet Precautions are designed to reduce the risk of droplet transmission of infectious agents. Infectious droplets are released when the infected person sneezes or coughs and the large droplet spray may spread as far as three feet. Examples of Diseases: Influenza, meningococcal meningitis, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pneumonic plague, pertussis and infections caused by multidrug resistant Streptococcus pneumonia.

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