Feature ArticlesEmerging Infections: The Contact Precautions ControversyZastrow, Rachel L., BSNAuthor Information Rachel L. Zastrow is a patient safety liaison at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL, as well as a bedside nurse in the ICU. She is currently pursuing a master of science in nursing degree at Loyola University in Chicago, with a major in population-based infection control and environmental safety. Contact author: email@example.com. AJN The American Journal of Nursing: March 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 3 - p 47-53 doi: 10.1097/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395242.14347.37 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Automatic assignment of contact precautions may do more harm than good. Automatic assignment of contact precautions may do more harm than good. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.