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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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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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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

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What precautions can be taken to prevent the disease?

What precautions can be taken to prevent the disease?

Depends on disease: I'm not sure if you have a particular disease in mind, but in general eating healthy foods, exercising, not smoking, and getting recommended vaccines and screening tests work the best. A good resource for proven prevention strategies is the iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...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

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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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What precautions should a man take to prevent his sperm from getting stolen without his consent?

What precautions should a man take to prevent his sperm from getting stolen without his consent?

Reputable sperm bank: If you are a sperm donor, be sure you are dealing with a reputable sperm bank. Once the semen specimen is donated the sperm bank should have precautions in place to guard against theft, loss of freezing materials, back up power, and loyal well trained personnel. Actually, I don't remember a case where semen was stolen. Maybe other HT docs know. To use it, characteristics of donor necessary.0 ...Read more