Invasive Haemophilus influenzae and meningococcal disease
Biothreat Diseases requiring Droplet precautions:
Standard Precautions plus:
Place the patient in a private room or cohort them with someone with the same infection if possible.
Wear gloves when entering the room. Change gloves after contact with infective material.
Wear a gown when entering the room if contact with patient is anticipated or if the patient has diarrhea, a colostomy or wound drainage not covered by a dressing.
Limit the movement or transport of the patient from the room.
Ensure that patient-care items, bedside equipment, and frequently touched surfaces receive daily cleaning and disinfecting.
Dedicate use of noncritical patient-care equipment (such as stethoscopes) to a single patient, or cohort of patients with the same pathogen. If not feasible, adequate disinfection between patients is necessary.