Obtaining Nasopharyngeal Swabs for Viral Detection During Suspected/Confirmed Respiratory Outbreaks

Medical Directive ID: 
GEN-2019-001
Lead Contact Person: 
Rhodora Laylo, Coordinator Infection Safety
Physician/Nurse Lead: 
Dr. Michael Payne, Co-Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Co-Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Dr. Michael Silverman, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Program: 
Infection Prevention and Control
Approval By: 
Medical Advisory Committee
Original Effective Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Revised Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019
To Be Reviewed Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
This Medical Directive Applies to the following sites: 
All SJH sites
This Medical Directive Applies to the following patient population: 
In-Patients
Order: 

 

Initiating the order to obtain Nasopharyngeal swab for viral culture.

Reference:

St. Joseph’s Outbreak Management Policy

St. Joseph’s Outbreak Management of Respiratory Infections and Influenza - Non Acute Care

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Signatures

SurnameKnown ByDate Signed
PayneMichaelDec 8 2019 09:43:13:487PM
RotenbergBrianAug 17 2019 07:33:56:943AM
SilvermanMichaelSep 27 2019 12:00:00:000AM