New infection control standard 2013?

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    Hi folks. Im taking my nclex rn this 2013'.
    Anyone know what equipments should I use if:

    Contact

    Droplet

    Airborne

    Enteric

    Standard

    Thanks.
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    Based upon your education/experience, what do YOU think should be used? Start with what are standard precautions and build from there.
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    Standard - hand wash
    Contact ~ hand wash , gloves, gown
    Droplet -h wash, mask, gloves
    Airborne ~ h.wash, negative pressure room, n95 mask, gloves
    enteric - gloves, then goggles if there's splash our secretions.

    Please correct me if I mention them wrong or I missed something. I'm having an argument wit my study partner saying there's an update regarding the precautions and she said that there's "mask" on contact. I'm getting confused. :/
    Appreciate your reply guys. Thanks.
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    Standard precautions used to be called universal so it is more than hand wash to start.

    This is the CDC definition of standard precautions:


    Standard Precautions are the minimum infection prevention practices that apply to all patient care, regardless of suspected or confirmed infection status of the patient, in any setting where healthcare is delivered. These practices are designed to both protect HCP and prevent HCP from spreading infections among patients. Standard Precautions include: 1) hand hygiene, 2) use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks), 3) safe injection practices, 4) safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the patient environment, and 5) respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette

    More details here:

    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/outp...ecautions.html
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Apr 7, '13
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    For standard precautions from the CDC: "Standard Precautions include: 1) hand hygiene, 2) use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, facemasks), depending on the anticipated exposure, 3) respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, 4) safe injection practices, and 5) safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the patient environment".

    Source: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/outp...revention.html


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