What can I expect if my child is isolated in a hospital?

The purpose of isolation is to keep germs from spreading to other patients, visitors, and hospital staff. It is extremely important that you follow isolation precautions so that your child's infection does not spread.

The nursing staff will place a sign on the door to your child's room, telling people about the necessary precautions. The precautions for hospital staff are stricter than for family members. This is because the staff has contact with many patients and, because of this, it is easier for them to spread germs to other patients.

Keep items that are taken into your child's room (books, toys, extra clothing) with you or your child, so that other patients will not come into contact with the germs. Also, do not share items like reading materials with other hospital visitors or patients.

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