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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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What are universal precautions against bloodborne illnesses?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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What are universal precautions against bloodborne illnesses?

Precautions: Universal precautions contain barrier protection gloves, gowns, masks etc to prevent spread of infection. Also hand washing is emphasized. ...Read more

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Dr. David Prezant
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Universal Precautions (Definition)

Universal precautions in the practice of medicine involve avoiding contact with bodily fluids and include wearing ...Read more


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Universal precautions infection control website?

Universal precautions infection control website?

OSHA & CDC: http://www.osha.gov/sltc/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/universal.Html.

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do universal precautions and contact precautions differ?

Prenvent spread : Universal precaution protects medical staff from spreading or getting the infection themselves. They use gowns, gloves, face masks etc. Contact precautions protecs the spreading of infection by medicall staff via washing hands posting signs, informing guest about the patients illness so that they too may be careful, wash hands etc. ...Read more

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Important reasons to have universal precautions?

Important reasons to have universal precautions?

Body fluid avoidance: Universal precautions refers to the steps taken to avoid exposure to potentially infectious or contagious body fluids. This usually includes latex (or similar) gloves, eye protection or a face shield, a mask, and a disposable gown. These personal protective devices (PPD) are used in the appropriate situations, with latex gloves almost always being utilized. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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What are universal precautions?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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What are universal precautions?

Precautions: Universal precautions are measures taken in heath care facilities to prevent spread of infection from person to person. Use of barriers like, gowns, masks, gloves and goggles will prevent from coming into contact with bodily fluids such as blood semen, secretions etc. Also hand washing between seeing patients is also important. ...Read more

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Are there vaccinations to prevent septicemia?

Are there vaccinations to prevent septicemia?

Yes: At least 3 vaccines come to mind - hemophilus influenzae type b (causes epiglottitis, meningitis); pneumococcal 13 (causes pneumonia, meningitis) and Meningococcal (causes meningitis). ...Read more

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How ca we protect against infectious diseases apart from proper sanitation, vaccines?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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How ca we protect against infectious diseases apart from proper sanitation, vaccines?

Preventing disease: As you've noted, two of best ways to protect against infectious diseases are proper sanitation (hygiene) and vaccination. Check in w/your GP annually to discuss your immunization status. Washing hands regularly is important as well as proper food preparation. I would also ask you to avoid endemic areas. For instance, parts of Africa were rife w/Ebola last yr and now parts of South America by Zika ...Read more

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Precaution to be taken against dengue?

Precaution to be taken against dengue?

Dengue precautions: Dengue is transmitted through mosquito bite. Wear long sleeves, use mosquito repellents, and sleep under mosquito nets. If you are living in a dengue region and not just visiting, make sure there is no standing water where mosquitos can breed and cover water storage containers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the most recent universal precautions against bloodborne illnesses?

Can you tell me about the most recent universal precautions against bloodborne illnesses?

Body fluid avoidance: Universal precautions refers to the steps taken to avoid exposure to potentially infectious or contagious body fluids. This usually includes latex (or similar) gloves, eye protection or a face shield, a mask, and a disposable gown. These personal protective devices (PPD) are used in the appropriate situations, with latex gloves almost always being utilized. ...Read more

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Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read more

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Precautions for hepatitis b carriers?

Precautions for hepatitis b carriers?

Hep B: Hepatitis is usually blood born virus. That means it can be spread via needles, blood transfusion, blood contaminated equipment. It can also be spread via sexual intercourse and saliva. Beat way to protect others around you is by vaccination. ...Read more

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What are the universal precautions recommended by who and/or cdc?

What are the universal precautions recommended by who and/or cdc?

Body fluid avoidance: Universal precautions refers to the steps taken to avoid exposure to potentially infectious or contagious body fluids. This usually includes latex (or similar) gloves, eye protection or a face shield, a mask, and a disposable gown. These personal protective devices (PPD) are used in the appropriate situations, with latex gloves almost always being utilized. ...Read more

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Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Not sure what you...: Are asking. Sepsis, per se, is not a manifestation of parasitic infestation although disseminated strongyloidiasis which occurs in immunosuppressed individuals can produce bacteremia with gram-negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Are there any successful preventative methods to combat streptococcal b infection?

Are there any successful preventative methods to combat streptococcal b infection?

Wash hands: Wash your hands often, just like we do in healthcare. Try to avoid sick individuals, and if you're ill, stay home from work and keep your workmates healthy. Stay healthy, eat well, exercise. Same ol' same ol'. ...Read more

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What are the universal precautions for specimen collection?

Avoid contact: Universal precautions are geared at preventing contact between body fluids of one person with an other person. Depending on the specimen, it usually means wearing gloves. ...Read more