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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

Appendix 11 - Best Practice - Aide Memoire for Optimal Patient Placement and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for Infectious agents whilst a patient is in hospital

The following table outlines the TBPs required for a number of infectious agents/diseases primarily:

  • Optimal patient placement whilst the patient is considered infectious; and
  • The recommended RPE to minimise risk of cross-infection to staff, patients and visitors
  • Clinical decisions made by staff regarding use/non-use of RPE will depend on a risk assessment which should include e.g the presenting symptoms, risk of acquisition and the availability of treatment. 

Download print quality table (10 May 2022)PDF document

This poster can be used in conjunction with the A-Z of pathogens for pathogen specific guidance and supporting materials.