Acute Communicable
Disease Control

 
Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
Email:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov

Call 211 For Information 24/7

Have questions about things like where to go for vaccinations or other health care services?

Call 2-1-1.

Adobe Reader

Note: PDF documents on this site were created using Adobe Acrobat 5.0 or later. If you are using an earlier version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (4.x or less), document functionality may be reduced.
Acute Communicable Disease Control
Transmission Based Precautions: Infectious Disease Prevention Posters

These signs aim to help healthcare workers remember when certain precautions are necessary to help prevent infections and save lives. These Transmission Based Precautions are in addition to Standard Precautions as a part of a basic infection prevention and control program. They are used anytime there is a known potential for spreading infectious agents. The appropriate transmission based precaution is determined by the type of organism and how it is usually transmitted.

For additional guidance on infection control in your facility, please contact the Healthcare Outreach Unit: HAI@ph.lacounty.gov



The following posters can be printed or downloaded.



Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)

These precautions should be used during high contact care for residents with high risk characteristics for MDRO colonization and transmission (including Candida auris)*, even if MDRO status is unknown:

  • Functional Disability
  • Incontinence 
  • Presence of indwelling devices
  • Ventilator-dependence
  • Wounds, unhealed pressure ulcers

This would include all residents in a subacute unit.

*Contact Precautions should be utilized if there is known MDRO transmission in the facility and/or the resident with a confirmed MDRO has acute diarrhea, draining wounds, or other sites of secretions or excretions that are unable to be covered or contained. 


Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)
These precautions should be used for patients known or suspected to be infected with novel respiratory pathogens such as, but not limited to: COVID-19




Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)

These precautions should be used to prevent transmission of airborne infectious agents that remain infectious over long distances such as, but not limited to: Measles (Rubeola), Tuberculosis, Chickenpox (Varicella virus)


Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)
 These precautions should be used to prevent transmission of pathogens spread through respiratory droplets or secretions such as, but not limited to: Influenza, Meningitis due to Haemophilus Influenza type B whether known or suspected, Meningococcal disease (caused by Neisseria meningitidis) including meningitis

Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)

These precautions should be used to help prevent the spread of infectious agents that spread by direct or indirect contact with a resident or a residentís environment such as, but not limited to: Hepatitis (Type A), scabies, skin abscesses with heavy drainage (until drainage stops), diarrhea (not C. diff), and certain multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) such as Candida auris.

 

Page 1 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English/Spanish

Page 2 (8 1/2'' x 11)
English / Spanish (pending)
These precautions should be used to help prevent transmission of particular infectious agents which are spread by direct or indirect contact with the patient or the patient's environment that also produce spores and thus require soap and water hand hygiene such as but not limited to: Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Norovirus, Rotavirus


Return to top
 
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
Los Angeles County Seal: Enriching lives through effective and caring services