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A UK Health Security Agency leaflet that describes in images best practice hand washing.
This table outlines the transmission-based precautions required for several infectious agents / diseases which will minimise cross transmission events from and between patients, and healthcare workers. The details included in the table are drawn from published evidence from a number of validated sources, for example, WHO, CDC, and UKHSA.
Table listing high consequence infectious diseases, optimal placement of patients and the required PPE.
The principles of standard infection control precautions and transmission based precautions continue to apply while deceased individuals remain in the care environment. This is due to the ongoing risk of infectious transmission via contact although the risk is usually lower than for living patients. This table details the additional precautions which may be required depending on the organism and activities carried out.