Evaluating Patients for Smallpox
Acute, Generalized Vesicular or Pustular Rash Protocol

Institute airborne and contact precautions. Alert infection control.

  • Place patient in a private, negative airflow room (airborne infection isolation). Keep the door closed at all times, except when patient or staff must enter or exit.
  • Staff and visitors should wear N95 (or higher quality) respirators, gloves and gowns.
  • Patients should wear a surgical mask whenever they are outside of their negative pressure isolation room and must be gowned or wrapped in a sheet so that their rash is fully covered.
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