In concordance with emerging literature and CDC guidance, Denver Health will shorten the duration of isolation for select hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Please click here to see the flowchart for specific details.

Epic support for the reduced duration of isolation will be coming in the subsequent days. For now, Infection Prevention will manually review charts and assist with the removal of isolation. If you think that your patient qualifies for early removal of precautions and would like to remove precautions, please call 2BUGS or email infectionprevention@dhha.org.

The isolation requirements will be incorporated into an upcoming revision of the Transmission-Based Precautions policy. For now, you can access these updated guidelines.

References

  1. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2031670

  2. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w

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