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UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS. Rules developed by the (Centers for Disease Control) CDC and (Federal Drug Administration) FDA. By following these rules, health care workers can protect themselves and patients from exposure to blood and body fluids. WEAR GLOVES!!!!.

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universal precautions
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
  • Rules developed by the (Centers for Disease Control) CDC and (Federal Drug Administration) FDA.
  • By following these rules, health care workers can protect themselves and patients from exposure to blood and body fluids.
wear gloves
WEAR GLOVES!!!!
  • When contact with blood and body fluids, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin is possible.
  • When handling items or surfaces soiled with blood or body fluids.
  • When performing any invasive procedure, venipuncture or blood test.
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Change gloves after contact with every patient
  • Remove gloves without contaminating the skin
  • Throw gloves away after each use
gowns and aprons
GOWNS AND APRONS

Should be worn during any procedure that is likely to cause splashing of blood or body fluids.

masks and eye protection
MASKS AND EYE PROTECTION
  • Includes face shields, goggles, masks, eyeglasses
  • Should be worn during procedures that may produce droplets of blood or body fluids
sharps
SHARPS
  • Never re-cap needles
  • Always dispose of sharp objects in a sharps container
  • The containers should not be emptied or reused
spills or splashes of blood
SPILLS OR SPLASHES OF BLOOD
  • Wipe up immediately, remember to wear gloves
  • Clean area with a disinfectant solution
resuscitation
RESUSCITATION
  • Use mouthpieces or BVM devices
  • Avoid the need for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
  • keep devices in convenient location
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Report any cut, injury, needle stick, or splashing of blood or body fluids immediately
  • What form should be filled out?
  • Universal precautions must be followed at all times by all health care workers. By observing these precautions, health care workers can break the chain of infection and protect themselves, their patients,and all other individuals
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ACCORDING TO UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS:
  • Every body fluid should be considered a potentially infectious material
  • All patients should be considered potential source of infection
wash your hands
WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
  • Hands should always be washed immediately after removing gloves.
  • What other time should hands be washed?
waste and linen
WASTE AND LINEN
  • Dispose of waste in the proper containers
  • Infectious wastes must be placed in special infectious waste or biohazardous material bags
  • Linen soiled with blood, body fluids or excretions is usually soaked in a disinfectant prior to being washed
  • Dispose of waste in the proper container and know the requirements for disposal
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