amoLucia 7,735 Posts Specializes in retired LTC. Sep 24, 2021 I'm old school. I graduated 1974 in the days before Universal Precautions. Now (in the time before I retired) I would hand wash and/or sanitize. And I wore gloves SENSIBLY. One night, I went in to check a NH pt's IV site. I just touched her arm (not the IV site) and she recoiled while screaming "you're not wearing gloves! Where's your gloves?". I swear before I could stop the words from jumping out of my mouth, I asked "Why? What do you have?" Now remember, Univ Prec were devel & implemented at about the time of AIDS/HIV & Hep B vaccinations (early 1980s ish) and were intended TO PROTECT THE EMPLOYEE. Not the pt. Just shows how deeply ingrained that early education was - all I could think of was I exposed to??? Just couldn't suck those words back in fast enough!!