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Universal Precautions for Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Infections

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2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions:  Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
Page 66 of this Guideline from the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) describes Standard Precautions.

Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B Virus to Patients During Exposure-Prone Invasive Procedures
MMWR, July 12, 1991/40 (RR08)
Updates recommendations for prevention of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the health care setting.

Perspectives in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Update: Universal Precautions for Prevention of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, and Other Bloodborne Pathogens in Health-Care Settings
MMWR, June 24,1988/37(24):377-388


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