Universal Precautions Guidelines


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Universal Precautions Guidelines
Fall Risk and Universal Precaution Guidelines are inside the front cover of every Client’s Journal, but we are running this here as a reminder for all CareGivers.
1. Barrier protection should be used at all times to prevent skin and mucous membrane ontamination with blood and body fluids
2. The type of barrier protection used should be appropriate for the exposure anticipated. Disposable gloves and masks are examples.      
3. Gloves are to be worn when there is potential for contact. GLOVES MUST BE CHANGED BETWEEN EACH PATIENT.
4. Wear face protection when possibly exposed to droplets of blood to prevent exposure to the mouth, nose, and eyes.
5. Wash hands or other skin surfaces thoroughly and immediately if contaminated with blood or body fluids.
6. Wash hands immediately after gloves are removed.
7. Avoid accidental injuries that can be caused by needles or sharps. when cleaning instruments, handling or disposing of used needles and syringes..
8. Report any accidental exposure to the office immediately.
9. Used needles, disposable syringes, and any other sharps are to be placed in puncture resistant containers for disposal.
10.Learn how the client and family dispose of medical waste to avoid accidentally pricking or cutting yourself.



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