The following table, Table F–1 Transmission-Based Precautions for Perinatal/Neonatal Patients, in conjunction with Standard Precautions (see Chapter 25), is based on current knowledge and practices in the fields of epidemiology, pediatrics, and perinatology. Published resource references are listed immediately after the table. Always follow local guidelines where they exist.
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Each disease is considered individually so that only precautions indicated to interrupt transmission for that disease are recommended (Table F–1).
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 should be initiated for suspected as well as confirmed infectious diseases/conditions.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Red Book Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 31st ed. 2018.
American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Guidelines for Perinatal Care. 8th ed. Atlanta, GA: AAP/ACOG; 2017.
SS, eds. Red Book: 2018 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 31st ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.
SS, eds. Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 29th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2012.
B. Neofax®: A Manual of Drugs Used in Neonatal Care. 20th ed. Montvale, NJ: Thomson Healthcare; 2007.