Social Work Questions Oncology

What precautions are necessary when interacting with cancer patients?

I volunteer for a non-profit organization where I deal with cancer patients. What precautions should I take to maintain my health and those I work with?

2 Answers

Avoid contact when you are sick. Wear a mask (you and the patient). Thorough hand washing.
The cancer patients are most at risk from immunocompetent individuals. Therefore if the patient is immunocompromised then wearing gloves mask and staying away from them when sick is the best course of action.