There are specific guidelines for controlling pseudomonas infection. Patients should be placed in single room isolation and everyone entering the room should wear gloves and gown which should be removed before coming out of the room so that the organism is not spread to other areas of the hospital. Hands should be washed properly and alcohol sanitizer should be used after contact with the patient. Clinical equipment like stethoscope, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, etc. should be individualized and these things should not be used on other patients.
Other reusable machines and equipment should be properly disinfected before using on other patients. Patient transfer and movement should be limited to prevent the spread of infection. When the patient is being discharged, infection control strategies should be explained to him and his family. After the discharge of the patient, room should be properly cleaned and disinfected (Guideline on Multiple-drugs Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MRPA), 2004).
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