Isolation Table

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Salmonellosis (Salmonella sp.)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

See gastroenteritis

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

If this condition is suspected, CONTACT INFECTION PREVENTION (Business hours: 415-806-0269; non-business hours: Notify Nursing Supervisor) AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE IMMEDIATELY.

Scabies
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

Gown and glove for direct patient care x 24 hours after treatment

Scalded skin syndrome, staphylococcal (Ritter’s disease)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis) (Schistosoma sp.)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Shigellosis (Shigella sp.)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

See gastroenteritis

Shingles
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

See varicella zoster

Smallpox
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

If this condition is suspected, CONTACT INFECTION PREVENTION (Business hours: 415-806-0269; non-business hours: Notify Nursing Supervisor) AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE IMMEDIATELY.

 

Spirillum minus (rat-bite fever)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Sporotrichosis (Sporothrix schenckii)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
(Sporothrix schenckii)
Staphylococcal disease (Staphylococcus aureus), skin wound or burn
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
skin wound or burn Major

Duration of illness

“Major” defined as “No dressing or dressing does not contain drainage adequately”

Minor or limited

“Minor” defined as “Dressing covers and contains drainage adequately”

Enterocolitis, diapered or incontinent children < 6 years of age

Duration of illness

Enterocolitis, all others
Methicillin/Nafcillin resistant
Scalded skin syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome
Vancomycin Intermediate / Resistant (VISA / VRSA)

Duration of hospitalization and upon readmission

Streptobacillus moniliformis (rat-bite fever)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease (group B strep, Streptococcus agalactiae), neonatal
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease (Streptococcus sp., not otherwise mentioned)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Streptococcal disease, (group A streptococcus, Streptococcus pyogenes)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Skin wound (including necrotizing fasciitis) or burn, Major

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

“Major” defined dressing does not contain drainage adequately

Minor

“Minor” defined as “Dressing covers and contains drainage adequately”

Endometritis (puerperal sepsis)
Pharyngitis in infants and young children

Until 24 hours after initiation of effective therapy

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