Together is a new resource for anyone affected by pediatric cancer - patients and their parents, family members, and friends.Learn More
The doctor has placed your child in isolation because of an infection that could spread to other patients in the hospital. To lower the risk of spreading the infection, we must limit your child’s contact with other patients.
Some types of germs (viruses and bacteria) can be spread through contact—by touching infected patients or by touching things that have germs on them. Your child will follow non-restrictive precautions. Below are the steps you need to take:
The most important way to prevent the spread of infection is to clean your hands often. This means either washing well with soap and water or using alcohol gel.
Reviewed: September 2022