UConn Health has begun the process of resuming routine appointments and elective procedures, and we are committed to creating the safest possible environment for our patients, employees, and visitors.

Patient Transport: Isolation and Transportation Requirements

  • All attempts should be made to limit patient transport.
  • Notify the receiving department that the patient is on Airborne Isolation + Contact Isolation + Eye Protection.
  • At a minimum, a patient will be transported with the pertinent clinical team, plus EVS and security
  • If transport is necessary, place a regular surgical mask on the patient for transport.
  • If the patient is intubated, place a bacterial filter on the endotracheal tube or on the expiratory side of the breathing circuit of a ventilator or anesthesia machine.
  • All staff involved should wear appropriate PPE in the isolation room while preparing the patient for transport. PPE should be removed per doffing procedures when leaving the room
  • Wounds must be covered, and body fluids contained. The patient should wash or disinfect their hands before leaving the room if possible.
  • The patient should wear a clean gown or robe or be covered by a clean sheet or drape for transport to another department or area.