Transmission-Based Precautions: Droplet

Preventing Contamination

  • Remove your gloves and other PPE before leaving the room. Wash your hands well before leaving.

  • The infected patient should have his or her own patient care equipment (including stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, and commode). If an item must be shared, clean it with disinfectant between patients.

  • If you touch an object in the room with your gloves, change them before providing care to any patient.

  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes during patient care.