Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE)
NB: Other multiresistant organisms may be transmitted nosocomially. Consultation with Infection Prevention and Control is recommended.
Body fluids or secretions containing organism
Mode of Transmission
Direct contact. Inanimate objects from patient room often harbor organisms.
|Precautions||Acute Care||Long Term Care|
|Single Room||Yes. NB: Cohorting may be an option for VRE if insufficient single rooms.||Assess each situation individually.|
|Gloves||Worn upon entry into care room and removed prior to exit.||If in direct contact with colonized or infected body fluids/secretions. Perform hand hygiene at all times when entering or leaving patient room.|
|Gowns||Worn upon entry into care room and removed prior to exit.||If direct contact with colonized or infected body fluids/secretions.|
Duration of Precautions
- Consult Infection Prevention and Control (IP&C) regarding precautions and screening.
- Always consult with IP&C prior to discontinuation of precautions.