Appendix 11 - Best Practice - Aide Memoire for Optimal Patient Placement and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for Infectious agents whilst a patient is in hospital
The following table outlines the TBPs required for a number of infectious agents/diseases primarily:
- Optimal patient placement whilst the patient is considered infectious; and
- The recommended RPE to minimise risk of cross-infection to staff, patients and visitors
- Clinical decisions made be staff regarding use/non-use of RPE will depend on a risk assessment which should include e.g the presenting symptoms, risk of acquisition and the availability of treatment.
This poster can be used in conjunction with the A-Z of pathogens for pathogen specific guidance and supporting materials.