What are the 5 main universal precautions?

5 Steps of Universal Precautions

  • Education.
  • Hand washing.
  • Use of protective barriers (Personal Protective Equipment (PPE))
  • Cleaning of contaminated surfaces.
  • Safe handling/disposal of contaminated material.

What are universal precautions PPT?

Standard precaution Breaking the chain of transmission Patient care equipment 1.Handle soiled equipment in a manner to prevent contact with skin or mucous membranes and to prevent contamination of clothing or the environment 2. Clean reusable equipment prior to reuse.

What are 3 examples of universal precautions?

For universal precautions, protective barriers reduce the risk of exposure to blood, body fluids containing visible blood, and other fluids to which universal precautions apply. Examples of protective barriers include gloves, gowns, masks, and protective eyewear.

What are universal precautions for PPE?

The CDC recommends that PPE be donned in the following sequence: (1) gown, (2) mask or respirator, (3) goggles or face shield, and (4) gloves.

What is the importance of universal precautions?

Universal precautions are intended to prevent parenteral, mucous membrane, and nonintact skin exposures of health-care workers to bloodborne pathogens. In addition, immunization with HBV vaccine is recommended as an important adjunct to universal precautions for health-care workers who have exposures to blood (3,4).

What’s the difference between standard precautions and universal precautions?

“Universal precautions are mandated for home health agencies but the type of pathogens that exist today require standard precautions that protect staff and patients against more threats of infection than universal precautions,” says Barbara B.

What is the best way to practice universal precautions?

Universal Precautions

  1. Use barrier protection at all times.
  2. Use gloves for protection when working with or around blood and body fluids.
  3. Change glove between patients.
  4. Use glasses, goggles, masks, shields, and waterproof gowns/aprons to protect face from splashes.
  5. Wash hands if contaminated and after removing gloves.

What is the universal precaution and explain?

Universal precautions are a standard set of guidelines to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).