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ISOPOD Basics: Patient Care

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN.


- Published: 03/06/2013 | Running Time: 04:24

An ISOPOD is a device used in the transportation of a potentially infectious patient, either internally at a facility, or from one facility to another.

In this video Beth Beam, RN, MSN, Project Coordinator for HEROES and Director of Education for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, provides an introduction to patient care while being transported in an ISOPOD.

Learning Objectives


After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Understand the tools and equipment that will be needed for patient care for a patient in an ISOPOD
  • Recognize the communication barriers that may exist for a patient within the ISOPOD
  • Describe how the ISOPOD should be cleaned after use

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