Droplet precautions are intended to prevent the transmission of pathogens spread by droplets through close respiratory or mucous membrane contact with respiratory secretions. The risk of inhalation is generally limited to within 3 feet of the source. In the waiting room, a ≥ 3 foot physical separation is recommended between infected and other patients.1 HCP must wear a surgical mask for close contact with the patient. The mask should to be donned upon entering and removed before exiting the DTR.1
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