Barrier Nursing

barrier nursing

the term "barrier nursing" is given to a method of nursing care when caring for a patient known or thought to be suffering from a contagious disease such as open pulmonary tuberculosis.
It is sometimes called "bedside isolation."
As the name implies, the aim is to erect a barrier to the passage of infectious pathogenic organisms between the contagious patient and other patients and staff in the hospital, and thence to the outside world.
Preferably, all contagious patients are isolated in separate rooms, but when such patients must be nursed in a ward with others, screens are placed around the bed or beds they occupy.
The nurses wear gowns, masks, and sometimes rubber gloves, and they observe strict rules that minimize the risk of passing on infectious agents.
All equipment and utensils used to care for the patient are immediately placed in a bowl of sterilizing solution, and attending nurses observe surgical standards of cleanliness in hand washing after they have been attending the patient. Bedding is carefully moved in order to minimize the transmission of airborne particles, such as dust or droplets that could carry contagious material, and is cleansed in special facilities that include the use of steam heat for sterilization. for example if one ward has D+V have aprons gloves alcohol gel warning signs etc outside the ward so when entering everyone must wear protective clothing. then when you leave throw gloves, aprons etc in the bin and wash hands et voila! You need to isolate the 50% being barrier nursed and make sure you use effective hygiene procedures before and after nursing them to prevent cross contamination and infection barrier nursing is when someone in a hospital has something like vomiting and diarrhoea or other transferrable conditions..the nurses use gloves aprons masks etc to keep a barrier between them and the infection to prevent spread barrier nursing is when you have to stop the patient getting any germs from you and...