Earlier studies had shown poor knowledge and compliance of "Standard Precautions
" among interns.
In 1996 they were renamed 'Standard Precautions
' and included the isolation and management of all bodily substances.
Medi-Clinic said gloves, masks and protective clothing were used as a standard precaution
, 'but whatever the virus was it obviously transcended what we had in place'.
Elements of an effective employee health program include: screening new employees for infectious diseases, educating employees about their role in transmission of nosocomial infections, updating employee immunization, periodically screening for infectious diseases (such as tuberculosis), ensuring employee safety from bloodborne pathogens (standard precautions
), and investigating employees as potential agents for the spread of infectious disease during outbreaks.
"CDC standard precautions
are far less effective in preventing hospital infections.
Method A literature review of published literature related to the use and application of standard precautions
was conducted, focusing on facial barrier protection for health care workers (HCW) in various health care settings.
* In some states, a course on standard precautions
given by any organization is accepted to fulfill course requirements.
The use of Standard Precautions
(i.e., gowns, gloves, and mask with goggles or face shield when indicated) would prevent such exposure; rabies PEP would be recommended in this situation only if Standard Precautions
were not used and an exposure occurred.
What is an effective method to ensure that health care students acquire information on blood borne pathogens, standard precautions
, and other information needed to begin clinical education?
If a suspected patient is seen in a medical setting, infection control personnel should be notified and standard precautions
should be taken.
. Standard precautions
used to be called universal precautions.
are the system of infection control precautions currently recommended for the inpatient hospital setting.