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Airborne Isolation Protocol

When suspicion arises for an airborne communicable disease such as tuberculosis, the nursing staff and the attending (if the provider is a trainee) should be alerted. The patient should be placed in the negative pressure room. If the patient needs to go to radiology, the patient should wear a mask during transfer.

Patients with known active tuberculosis should be instructed to wear a mask at all future visits until they are no longer infectious. When the patient arrives at Madison Clinic, s/he should be rapidly triaged and placed in the negative pressure room.

For more information on HMC’s Infection Control Plan please see:
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