Standard Precautions for All Patient Care
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.
Use personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever there is an expectation of possible exposure to infectious material
Follow respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette principles
Ensure healthcare worker safety including proper handling of needles and other sharps
- Page last reviewed: January 26, 2016
- Page last updated: January 16, 2017
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