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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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. Standard precautions used to be called universal precautions.
Standard precautions are the system of infection control precautions currently recommended for the inpatient hospital setting.

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