What are Isstandard precautions?

What are Isstandard precautions?

Standard precautions are a set of infection control practices used to prevent transmission of diseases that can be acquired by contact with blood, body fluids, non-intact skin (including rashes), and mucous membranes.

What are examples of additional precautions?

There are three categories of additional precautions: contact precautions, droplet precautions, and airborne precautions. Contact precautions are are the most common type of additional precautions.

Which of the following are precautions used for infection prevention?( Select all that apply?

Standard precautions consist of the following practices:

  • hand hygiene before and after all patient contact.
  • the use of personal protective equipment, which may include gloves, impermeable gowns, plastic aprons, masks, face shields and eye protection.
  • the safe use and disposal of sharps.

When should standard precautions be implemented?

Standard Precautions are used for all patient care. They’re based on a risk assessment and make use of common sense practices and personal protective equipment use that protect healthcare providers from infection and prevent the spread of infection from patient to patient.

What PPE should be worn for droplet precautions?

surgical mask
Droplet precautions means wearing a face mask (also called a surgical mask) when in a room with a person with a respiratory infection. These precautions are used in addition to standard precautions, which includes use of a face shield or goggles as well as gown and gloves if contact with blood/body fluids is possible.

What are the three 3 types of additional precautions based on the transmission modes of infectious organisms?

Additional Precautions are infection prevention and control precautions and practices required in addition to Routine Practices. They are based on the mode (means) of transmission of the infectious agent: airborne, droplet, and contact.

What are the different types of precautions?

There are three types of transmission-based precautions–contact, droplet, and airborne – the type used depends on the mode of transmission of a specific disease.

What are 3 standard precautions?

Standard Precautions

  • Hand hygiene.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, masks, eyewear).
  • Respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette.
  • Sharps safety (engineering and work practice controls).
  • Safe injection practices (i.e., aseptic technique for parenteral medications).
  • Sterile instruments and devices.

Is pertussis a droplet precaution?

Droplet precautions are used when you have disease in your lungs or throat, such as: The flu. Pertussis (whooping cough) Mumps.

Which personal protective equipment PPE will the nurse wear if there is a risk of a blood splash when caring for a patient?

Aprons and gowns Fluid-repellent gowns must be worn when there is an extensive risk of the splashing of blood or body fluid onto the skin or clothing of health workers.

What PPE is required for airborne precautions?

N95 respirator
A particulate respirator must be worn by anyone entering the patient’s room that is on airborne precautions. This may be an N95 respirator or powered air purifying respirator or PAPR. Respirators are specifically designed to provide respiratory protection by efficiently filtering out airborne particles.