Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)

Isolation rooms and isolation wards


Isolating patients in isolation rooms or isolation wards is one of the most important extended hygiene measures, because spatial isolation offers a higher level of protection against the transmission of, for example MRSA, 4MRGN to non-colonised or non-infected patients. This particularly applies to the treatment of immunosuppressed patients: potentially infectious patients and those at risk of acquiring an infection are accommodated at a spatial distance that is large enough. Accordingly, these rooms and wards should fulfil a range of criteria [1]:

Infographic: Isolation room
Infographic: Isolation ward


[1] Empfehlung der Kommission für Krankenhaushygiene und Infektionsprävention (KRINKO)beim Robert Koch-Institut, Infektionsprävention im Rahmen der Pflege und Behandlungvon Patienten mit übertragbaren Krankheiten, Bundesgesundheitsbl 2015 · 58:1151–1170.

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