Infection Control Guidelines

YOUR CHILD WILL BE CONSIDERED TOO SICK FOR TREATMENT IF THEY EXHIBIT ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING

Temperature of 100 degrees oral, 99 degrees auxiliary or 101 degrees rectal or higher Serious coughing or sneezing
Watery eyes
Any discharge from the ears

Runny nose when discharge is not clear
Vomiting associated with flu within 24 hours of appointment

INDIVIDUAL ILLNESS GUIDELINES:

CHICKEN POX – No therapy will be performed while your child has unscabbed pox on their body. If your child was exposed, you must notify the clinic. The incubation period for chicken pox is 10 to 12 days after exposure. During this incubation period, you should arrive exactly on time for your appointment. Exposed children are not allowed to wait in the waiting room.

CMV – Universal precautions provide protection from this virus.

CONJUNCTIVITIES – Your child’s therapy schedule may resume after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy. Proof of antibiotic therapy is required.

DRAINING WOUNDS – Your child may receive therapy provided the wound is completely covered with a dry/intact dressing and an article of clothing.

FIFTH DISEASE – Contagious period is prior to the rash when fever is present. Your child should not return to therapy until they are fever-free for a complete 24 hours.

HAND, FOOT, MOUTH DISEASE – No therapy will be allowed until 7 days after onset of symptoms.

LICE – Therapy may resume after delousing, provided that no nits are present.

MEASLES – No therapy will be allowed for 7 days after the onset of the rash. The incubation period is 7 to 21 days after exposure. Please refer to chicken pox data for detailed exposure policy.

PERTUSSUS – No therapy will be allowed until 7 days after the start of effective treatment. Proof of treatment is required.

RINGWORM – Therapy will be allowed if the affected area is completely covered with a dry/intact dressing and an article of clothing and they are receiving antifungal treatment.

ROTAVIRUS – You child’s therapy must be placed on hold pending documented proof of having tested negative for rotavirus.

RSV – No therapy allowed for the duration of the illness/symptoms.

THRUSH – You child must currently be receiving anti-fungal treatment.