can someone please tell me what the difference between these two is? in my foundations of nursing textbook it says "UP are techniques to be used with all clients to decrease the risk of transmitting unidentified pathogens." then for SP it goes on to say "these are precautions used in the care of all hospitalized persons regardless of their diagnosis or possible infection status."
i take it that UP means gloving up/gowning up/masking up whenever any body fluids may be encountered, regardless of the pt's isolation status. but isn't that what SP is?