droplet precautions

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10:56 Apr 19, 2020
English to Polish translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: droplet precautions
Definition from Government of Virginia:
Droplet precautions are needed to prevent the spread of a patient’s illness to family members, visitors, staff members, and other patients. A patient will be placed on droplet precautions when he or she has an infection with germs that can be spread to others by speaking, sneezing, or coughing. Everyone coming into the room of a patient under droplet precautions will be asked to wear a mask to prevent the spread of germs to themselves. Hand washing is another important part of droplet precautions to keep everyone’s hands clean and to avoid spreading germs through touching other people or objects in the patient’s room, such as door knobs, light switches, or patient care equipment.

Example sentence(s):
  • “In health care facilities, we make sure health care workers use standard droplet precautions with the exception ... that they’re doing an aerosol-generating procedure,” Kerkhove continued. The Hill
  • Health-care workers in Ontario will now use what’s known as “droplet precautions” to protect against COVID-19, the name of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Droplet precautions include the use of surgical masks, gowns, gloves and eye guards. Mounting evidence shows the coronavirus spreads through droplets, such as when someone coughs and sneezes. The Globe and Mail
  • Kearney Regional Medical Center taking 'droplet precautions,' prepared for enhanced or altered operations. Kearney Hub
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3izolacja kontaktowa i kropelkowa
Alicja Jaczewska

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izolacja kontaktowa i kropelkowa

Definition from Strategia zapobiegania lekooporności:
Izolacja kropelkowa
w warunkach OIT izolacja kropelkowa najczęściej jest wdrażana w przypadku stwierdzenia grypy, zakażeń o etiologii S.pyogenes i N.meningitidis. Pacjent powinien być hospitalizowany na osobnej sali a jeżeli nie jest to możliwe w bezpiecznej
odległości przestrzennej (co najmniej 1 m) od następnego pacjenta i najlepiej z obecnością zasłon miedzy stanowiskami [1].
Przed wejściem na salę należy zakładać jednorazowe maski chirurgiczne, zakładanie okularów ochronnych nie jest konieczne
z wyjątkiem czynności, których wykonanie skutkuje powstaniem aerozoli.

Example sentence(s):
There's also "izolacja oddechowa", but there's no mention of glasses in the context provided, so "kropelowa" fits the mask wearing, and "kontaktowa" the hand washing instructions.
Alicja Jaczewska
Local time: 14:42
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 28
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