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Infection Control Mnemonics

Transmission-based Precautions: ADC

A - Airborne
D - Droplet
C - Contact

AIRBORNE PRECAUTION 

My - Measles
Chicken - Chickenpox
Hez - Herpes Zoster (Disseminated)
TB - TB 

Private room 
Negative pressure with 6-12 air exchanges per hour
UV
Mask
N95 Mask for TB


DROPLET PRECAUTION
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S - Sepsis
S - Scarlet fever
S - Streptococcal pharyngitis
P - Parvovirus B19
P - Pertussis
P - Pneumonia
I - Influenza
D - Diptheria (Pharyngeal)
E - Epiglottitis
R - Rubella
M - Mumps
M - Meningitis
M - Mycoplasma or meningeal pneumonia
An - Adenovirus

Private room
Mask


CONTACT PRECAUTION
MRS.WEE
M - Multidrug resistant organism
R - Respiratory infection - RSV 
S - Skin infections
W - Wound infections
E - Enteric infections - clostridium defficile
E - Eye infections

Skin Infections:
V - Varicella zoster
C - Cutaneous diptheria
H - Herpes simplex
I - Impetigo
P - Pediculosis
S - Scabies, Staphylococcus

Private room 

Gloves 

Gown


(Source: allnurses.com)

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