Patient Safety Tool: Sample Isolation Policy

The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality provides a free, downloadable sample isolation policy.


The purpose of the policy is described as the following: "To facilitate patient care for all patients with a known or suspected communicable disease, colonization, or infection, thereby protecting all patients from the acquisition of hospital-acquired infections."


It is a lengthy sample policy that addresses a number of aspects of patient isolation including nursing responsibilities, transportation department responsibilities, and guidelines for specific types of isolation including airborne, droplet, and contact.


Download the sample isolation policy (doc) for adaptation and use in your facility.


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