Why should I take precautions to prevent airborne disease transmission. Certain precautions must be taken to prevent certain disease germs from becoming airborne or dust borne. Tuberculosis, measles, and chickenpox are examples of this type of disease. Germs can stay in the air or dust for a long time and spread to people far away from you. Anyone who breathes in your disease germs can catch it. Doctors will take certain precautions to prevent airborne disease transmission as soon as they think you have the condition. Ask how long you should take these precautions.


What Should I know about Precautions to Prevent Airborne Disease Transmission

You are placed in a private room with an air exchange system. This ventilation system will replace the air in your room with fresh air. The doors to your room will remain closed. The doctors will put a sign on the door with the precautions that visitors must take to enter the area

  • Anyone who enters the area must wear a mask to avoid breathing in germs.
  • You will only be able to leave your room if you need to have an exam. It would help if you needed to put on a mask when you leave your room.
  • You will need to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wear a scarf that protects your mouth and nose. It would help if you threw the tissue in the trash right away. Use the arm angle if you don’t have a handkerchief available. Always wash your fingers with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands several times a day. Wash after using the bathroom and before eating. Always use your cleanser and aquatic. Rub your foamy hands together, lacing your fingers together. In addition wash in front and back of your hands and between your fingers. Use the fingers of one hand to rub under the nails of the other hand. Wash for at least 20 seconds. Rinse under hot consecutively running water for more than a few seconds. Then dry your fingers with a clean towel or paper towel. You can use a non-alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. Do not trace your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands.


What should I know about Precautions to Prevent Airborne Disease Transmission in My Home?

It would help if you continued to take your medications as directed once you can return home. You may be asked to take the same precautions you took in the hospital, plus the following:

  • Stay inside your house. Do not leave your home until your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Have other people contact your doctors. Anyone who lives with you or visits you may need a shot or test within three days of exposure to your disease germs.
  • Wipe dust off surfaces with a damp towel. The microbes will stick to the wet towel instead of spreading through the dust particles.
  • Keep washing your hands often. Remind those around you to wash their hands often.
  • Keep covering your cough or sneeze. Always wear a scarf that covers your mouth and nose. Remember to throw the tissue in the trash right away. In addition, use the arm angle if you don’t have a handkerchief available. Then always wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Clean surfaces frequently. You or someone who cares for you should clean doorknobs, countertops, cell phones, and other often touched surfaces. Moreover, use a disinfectant wipe, single-use sponge, or cloth that you can wash and reuse. Use disinfectant cleaners if you don’t have wipes. You can also make a dis-infect ant cleaner by mixing 1 part bleach with ten parts water


Agreements Regarding Your Care:

You must have the right to help them plan your care. Learn as much as you can about your condition and how to treat it. Discuss your treatment options with your doctors to decide what care you should want to take. In addition you constantly have the choice to say NO treatment. This information is for educational use only. It is not intended to give you medical advice about illness or treatment. Check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.