New infection control standard 2013?
- 0Apr 6, '13 by lllenjolllHi folks. Im taking my nclex rn this 2013'.
Anyone know what equipments should I use if:
- 0Apr 7, '13 by lllenjolllStandard - 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.
- 0Apr 7, '13 by JustBeachyNurse, LPNStandard 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.htmlLast edit by JustBeachyNurse on Apr 7, '13
- 0Apr 7, '13 by JustBeachyNurse, LPNFor 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".