What precautions should patients undergoing a laminectomy take?
patients should refrain from medications and activities as deemed appropriate by the anesthesiologist and surgeon. These precautions can include avoidance of blood thinners such as Advil or Motrin
Procedures to be follow: a. Assessment should be done. b. Infectious patients should be admitted to the private labor room. c. Screening of the patients d. Strict isolation precautions e. Patient care items must be labeled to eliminate cross contamination f. Use best mobility tools for transferring the patients from one place to another place.
Meningococcal meningitis patients should be placed on droplet precautions (private room, mask for all entering the room) until they have completed 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy. Negative pressure ventilation is not required. Patients with pneumococcal or viral meningitis do not require isolation.