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Universal Safety Precautions. This refers to the practice of medicine and avoiding contact with a patients bodily fluids. Washing Hands. Years.

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Universal safety precautions

Universal Safety Precautions

This refers to the practice of medicine and avoiding contact with a patients bodily fluids.


  • The safety precautions practice was introduced in 1985-88. The practice of universal precautions was adjusted by a set of rules known as body substance isolation.

Safety tips
Safety Tips

  • Wear disposable gloves whenever there is a chance of bodily fluids

  • Use a plastic face shield when performing CPR

  • Wash your hands after performing any time of first aid with warm water and soap.

  • Refer to how to Washing Hands Slide

Nose bleeds
Nose Bleeds

  • Causes- blow to the nose or a less obvious situation, medical reasons, certain gasses. Nosebleeds can occur spontaneously when the nasal membranes dry out and crack

  • Time- lasts for several minutes but the loss of blood is great.

First aid for nosebleeds
First Aid for Nosebleeds

  • Sit down lean forward to clear blood from nostrils

  • Breath through mouth and pinch nostril closed for ten minutes

  • Don’t cough, spit, or sniff because it could disturb the blood clots in your nose


  • What is a fracture?

  • A crack in a bone

  • Signs for fractures is bruising at the area, and pain in the area.

  • There are two types of fractures

  • Open fracture and closed fractures

  • But what’s the difference?

Open fracture
Open Fracture

  • Bone sticks out of the skin.

  • If you are helping a victim with an open fracture do not try to push the bone back in. If bleeding use sterile bandages and apply light pressure on area.

Closed fracture
Closed Fracture

  • Fracture when the bone does not stick out of the skin.

  • If your helping a person with this keep them still and comfortable as possible. If bleeding use bandages to stop bleeding.