Isolation Precautions for Visitors

Publication Date: July 1, 2015
Last Updated: September 2, 2022


All visitors should perform hand hygiene prior to entering a patient room and immediately after leaving the room.


  • Either hand washing with soap or water and proper use of an alcohol-based hand rub are acceptable means of hand hygiene.
  • Institutions should ensure that sinks and alcohol-based hand rub stations are easily accessible to visitors.
  • Visitors should be educated on the importance of frequent hand hygiene in the hospital setting and on the available options and proper techniques for performing hand hygiene.



Isolation Precautions for Visitors

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