Question by  Rani60 (351)

What are universal precautions?

In the medical field when they say universal precautions what are they referring to?


Answer by  Nancy (578)

In all situations where there is a risk of body fluids coming in contact with a person, the person who is handling this person should wear protective gloves and the possibility of a protective sheild for the face if there is any chance that fluids may seep into the eyes or open wound.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

They are referring to the set of infection control practices that are used on every patient regardless of their infectious status (HIV positive, respiratory disease, etc. ) This set of precautions include using barriers when their is likely contact with bodily secretions or blood.

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