Technology vs. the Most Common Nosocomial Infection
By Sandra K. Watson, RN, BSN, CIC; Deborah Ann Lichtenberg, RN, BSN, CIC; and Holly
Wainwright, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC
Figure 1: Electron micrograph of Pseudomonas aeruginosa after two hours
"Isolation: the separation of a seriously ill patient to stop the spread of infection, or protect the patient from irritating factors."
For quite some time, this definition of isolation was the mainstay on which hospital isolation protoc...