As you probably know, infections can easily be passed on in hospital settings. To prevent this we ask all staff, visitors and patients to wash their hands frequently with hand sanitizer or soap and water. When you are first admitted you will also be swabbed by the nurse to see if you have MRSA or VRE. These are two common antibiotic resistant organisms that people come into contact with both in the community and institutions such as hospitals. While we await your results your Nurses will wear yellow isolation gowns, and gloves when providing direct care to you. If you have visitors we will ask them to also wear gloves and gowns. If you are leaving your room for any reason during this time, we ask that you wash your hands with hand sanitizer first. If your results are positive your Nurse will talk with you about what that means. Results usually take about 3 days. If you have more questions please ask your Nurse.