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noun archetype, basis of comparison, canon, comparison, criterion, example, exemplar, frame of reference, gauge, grade of excellence, guide, ideal, level of excellence, measure, model, norm, norma, paradigm, paragon, pattern, precedent, prototype, regula, touchstone
Associated concepts: standard established by law, standard of care, standard of conduct, standard of proof
See also: broad, bylaw, canon, code, constant, conventional, cornerstone, criterion, customary, decorum, designation, epitome, example, exemplar, familiar, general, guide, habitual, household, law, mediocre, model, mundane, norm, normal, ordinary, paradigm, paragon, pattern, popular, precedent, prevalent, principle, pro forma, prototype, rate, regular, repeated, representative, routine, rule, stare decisis, symbol, typical, uniform, usual

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.

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More generally, universal use and monitoring of standard precautions are necessary to minimize risk for exposures to infectious diseases in health care settings.
In these reports, none of the healthcare workers contracted EV or Marburg virus from these patients, which could be attributed to adherence to proper use of personal protective equipment and standard precautions.
Over the course of the public health involvement in this case, it became evident that, although standard precautions should routinely be used in all labor and delivery settings, written guidelines for labor and delivery may be useful, given the heightened concern for a theoretical disease transmission risk.
Because compliance was self-reported, actual adherence to the standard precautions among workers could be lower, the researchers said, "putting them at risk for acquiring a bloodborne infection.
Standard precautions are the minimum infection control practices that should be used in the care of all patients at all times, whether or not they appear to be infectious.
One more similar study on knowledge and awareness of standard precautions among health care workers at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad; Mudedla, S Tej, WL Reddy, KT Sowribala, M Aim: The aim was to assess the knowledge and awareness of standard precautions among heath care workers that is doctors, nurses and technicians.
Other elements of standard precautions may receive increased attention because the consequences of noncompliance are perceived to be dangerous or severe.
In remarks marking Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a campaign to motivate and mobilise millions around the world to improve their hand-washing habits, Head of Primary Healthcare at the ministry, Dr Bashir Al Qassir, said washing of hands is a standard precaution for infection control at hospitals and clinics.
Both demonstrated adherence to isolation precautions is a complex process through which nursing staff make unconscious adjustments in technique based on patient acuity, available equipment, and perceived risk; maintaining high levels of hand hygiene and standard precautions is critical in all instances to decreasing transmission.
All workers must understand that standard precautions are the core principle of any healthcare activities to provide ethical and high quality patient care on evidence-based practice.
For this reason, it is important that health-care workers apply standard precautions consistently with all patients--regardless of their diagnosis--in all work practices at all times.
In order to minimize the risk of exposure to blood-borne infections, the Standard Precautions (Precaucoes Padrao--PP) were established in the health services.

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