Skip to Main Content

We have a new app!

Take the Access library with you wherever you go—easy access to books, videos, images, podcasts, personalized features, and more.

Download the Access App here: iOS and Android


The following table, Transmission-Based Precautions for Perinatal/Neonatal Patients in conjunction with Standard Precautions, is based on current knowledge and practices in the fields of epidemiology, pediatrics, and perinatology. Published resource references are listed immediately after the table.

Instructions for Using Precautions for Perinatal/Neonatal Patients Table

  • Each disease is considered individually so that only precautions indicated to interrupt transmission for that disease are recommended.

  • The column “Maternal Precautions” describes the precautions to be used by staff providing care to the mother.

  • The column “Neonatal Precautions” describes the precautions to be used by staff, patients, or visitors in contact with the neonate.

  • Staff should assess the mother's ability to wash hands correctly and comply with precautions when determining the appropriateness of permitting rooming in.

Precautions shall be initiated for suspected as well as confirmed infectious diseases/conditions.

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.