A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you use universal precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Blood precautions: Universal precautions should be applied to all situations where there is risk for blood or body fluid exposure. This includes latex gloves, gowns, face mask, eye protection and appropriate cleaning solutions.
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 26 years experience
No exposure: Universal precautions is an approach that assumes that any contact can expose you to an infectious agent. So you react to that by not letting yourself be exposed to skin or respiratory germs by using barriers and cleaning off any exposures you do have.
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