droplet precautions

Portuguese translation: precauções contra gotículas

English term or phrase:droplet precautions
Portuguese translation:precauções contra gotículas
Entered by: Teresa Borges

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10:55 Apr 19, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: droplet precautions
Definition from Government of Virginia:
Droplet precautions are needed to prevent the spread of a patient’s illness to family members, visitors, staff members, and other patients. A patient will be placed on droplet precautions when he or she has an infection with germs that can be spread to others by speaking, sneezing, or coughing. Everyone coming into the room of a patient under droplet precautions will be asked to wear a mask to prevent the spread of germs to themselves. Hand washing is another important part of droplet precautions to keep everyone’s hands clean and to avoid spreading germs through touching other people or objects in the patient’s room, such as door knobs, light switches, or patient care equipment.

Example sentence(s):
  • “In health care facilities, we make sure health care workers use standard droplet precautions with the exception ... that they’re doing an aerosol-generating procedure,” Kerkhove continued. The Hill
  • Health-care workers in Ontario will now use what’s known as “droplet precautions” to protect against COVID-19, the name of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Droplet precautions include the use of surgical masks, gowns, gloves and eye guards. Mounting evidence shows the coronavirus spreads through droplets, such as when someone coughs and sneezes. The Globe and Mail
  • Kearney Regional Medical Center taking 'droplet precautions,' prepared for enhanced or altered operations. Kearney Hub
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precauções contra gotículas
Precauções tomadas para reduzir a disseminação de patógenos
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4 +9precauções contra gotículas
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precauções contra gotículas

Definition from own experience or research:
Precauções tomadas para reduzir a disseminação de patógenos

Example sentence(s):
  • Com base nas evidências disponíveis, incluindo as publicações recentes mencionadas a OMS continua a recomendar precauções contra gotículas e contatos para as pessoas que cuidam de pacientes com a COVID-19 e precauções de contato e no ar para circunstâncias e ambientes em que os procedimentos de geração de aerossóis são realizados. Essas recomendações são consistentes com outras diretrizes nacionais e internacionais, incluindo as desenvolvidas pela Sociedade Europeia de Medicina Intensiva e Sociedade de Medicina Intensiva e as atualmente usadas na Austrália, Canadá e Reino Unido. - OMS  


Note added at 1 hr (2020-04-19 12:42:24 GMT)

Também pode ser traduzido como precauções contra a transmissão por gotículas...
Teresa Borges
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 1248

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Yes  Kathleen Goldsmith-Killing
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Yes  Rodrigo Gonçalves
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Yes  Cátia Santana: Aqui no Brasil o mais usual é "para" gotículas
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