Priority 24 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: What are the alternatives to single room isolation of people with antibiotic resistant bacteria so that the care of such people can be improved? (Priority 24)
Overall ranking 24
JLA question ID 0088/24
Explanatory note Currently, single room isolation is the main method used to decrease the spread of the harmful antibiotic resistant bacteria in the hospital. However, this may cause infrequent monitoring of patients and can have an psychological effect on patients who are isolated. There is uncertainty as to whether there are any alternate solutions to avoid single room isolation, but achieve the purpose of decreasing transmission of infections.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples How important is it to use single room isolation for people who are carrying antibiotic resistant bacteria?
Submitted by  1 x Healthcare Professional
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019