Poster – Combined contact and droplet precautions
This poster outlines the steps for putting on, and taking off, personal protective equipment (PPE) when implementing combined contact and droplet precautions, in addition to standard precautions. Examples of situations where this combination of precautions is required include for patients with acute respiratory tract infection, with unknown aetiology (i.e. low risk of transmission of COVID-19); seasonal influenza; and, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
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The poster complements the suite of infection prevention and control signage produced by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
For more information, refer to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, your state and territory guidance and guidance issued by the Australian Government Infection Control Expert Group.
This poster was adapted with permission from the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. The CEC QR code and references to CEC infection prevention and control guidance have been removed to enable the poster to be used nationally.