Universal Health Care Precautions
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Universal precaution are control guidelines designed to protect workers
from exposure to Diseases spread by Blood and other Body fluids.
Observing “Universal Precautions” means you consider all human blood and certain human fluids infectious for all blood borne pathogens.
The concept of Universal Health Precautions emphasizes that all our patients should be treated as though they have potential blood born infections, and can infect the caring health care workers. ( CDC )
3 Vaginal secretions
4 C S F
5 Synovial fluids
6 Amniotic fluid
7 All other body fluids
Precaution – Use foresight and plan ahead to avoid exposureProtect Yourself…
Use of a pair of disposable plastic gloves can protect if chances of contact with Blood or Body fluid is anticipated / inevitable.
Always wear gloves when …
Soap, water and
Common sense are still be Best Antiseptics
Stringent use of Mask and Cap can save several Lives in the Hospital
A simple thin Plastic apron underneath the linen is of great help in preventing the soaking our inner clothes and exposure to harmful microbes.
Shredding continues to be Important Method
Of dealing with used
HIV , HBV and HCV viral infections can spread by Needle stick Injuries
Nursing staff are at greater risk
Several Injuries are preventable
Always cover the spills with paper and pour 1 % Hypochlorite or Bleaching powder to decontaminate the spills with HIV/HBV virus.
Blood,Saliva,Gingival fluid from all Dental patients should be considered infective, Dental, workers should wear surgical mask, gloves and eye wear
At 0 – 1 – 6 months. without discontinuationof the schedule.
Health care workers in the
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