Isolation Guidelines

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  • How to Take Temperature, Pulse and Respirations

    • The electronic thermometer should not be used in isolation rooms; please use a disposable thermometer.
    • If two patients are cohorted on isolation in the same room, each should have his own disposable thermometer.


    • Leave chart outside the room.
    • Don gowns, masks, gloves as indicated on isolation door sign.
    • Take temperature, pulse and respirations.
    • Discard disposable thermometer upon discharge.
    • Remove isolation garb according to procedure.
    • Cleanse hands.