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  1. 0 in my manual, it explains Universal precautions "do not apply to nasal secretions, sputum, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, feces, or vomitus". In the textbook it says that BSI includes not only blood and some body fluids but also urine, feces, wound drainage, oral secretions, and any other body substance.

    When they explain Standard Precautions (Routine Practices), it says these apply to blood, all body fluids, secretions, and excretions (except sweat), nonintact skin, and mucous membranes wheter or not blood is present or visible. Standard Precautions combines UP and BSI.

    How can universal precautions not apply to urine, feces, oral secretions? Changes over time are a bit confusing.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  Chantilly profile page
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    All I can say is: If it's wet and it's not yours don't touch it...at least not without gloves on!
  4. Visit  HeartJulz profile page
    #2 0
    Heres a good one I found ... although it says for pregnant women .. it also applies to non pregnant women in healthcare... good luck

    http://www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/co...ant_worker.pdf
  5. Visit  pclaybrooke profile page
    #3 0
    Is there a difference between standard and contact precautions?
  6. Visit  ohgreat profile page
    #4 0
    Quote from pclaybrooke
    Is there a difference between standard and contact precautions?
    In my experience at clinical, contact precautions were taken with patients who were under special orders (there was an indicator/sign placed on the door and on the chart of the patient). This often required a gown to be worn in addition to gloves. This was different than standard precautions which were assumed and not indicated by a sign or other means. This includes the basics of precautions such as hand hygiene, wearing of gloves during specific skills, the changing of gloves in between certain tasks, etc.
  7. Visit  CaptScrubs13 profile page
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    Quote from Chantilly
    All I can say is: If it's wet and it's not yours don't touch it...at least not without gloves on!
    haha my Professor ALWAYS says that! "Wet, warm, sticky, not yours...don't touch it!"

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