WSHA Assistant Director of Safety and Quality Ron Csech, RN, PHN, recently worked with a number of dedicated individuals from across the state to finish updates for the 2019 Isolation Signage. In 2009, WSHA was asked to help standardize isolation precaution signage. The signage needed to meet the needs of the wide range of hospitals, from the very large hospitals in systems that cross state lines to smaller community hospitals. Representatives from hospitals across the state, APIC members and the Washington Department of Health participated in the creation of the signage. Standardized signage is very important. Physicians and nurses often work in different hospitals or units or they may change jobs, and having different signage can create confusion.
During the “New Standardized Isolation Signage: What to Know” webinar, Ron will explain all the rationale for standardization of the signage, why specific colors were used, and other basics. The webinar is scheduled for Sep. 10, 11:00 a.m. PST/10:00 a.m. AKS. If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.