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UNIVERSAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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UNIVERSAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Post  sudheerkher on Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:51 pm

Azbin Abdul Assiz, 2006M056
UNIVERSAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Universal Safety Precautions are infection control guidelines designed to protect workers from exposure to diseases spread by blood & certain body fluids. It has been developed by the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada& U.S. Centres for Disease Control to prevent the transmission of blood borne pathogens from the patient’s blood & body fluids to the people working in Health care centre. They must assume the patients to be suffering from infectious diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis B & other blood borne diseases.

THE VARIOUS PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN


1. Personal ProtectiveIt Equipment -Includes gloves, lab coats, gowns, shoe covers, goggles, & glasses with side shields, masks & resuscitation bags. It is to prevent the blood & body fluids of patients from reaching the worker’s skin & mucous membrane or personal clothing.
2. Engineering Controls:-
It is to remove hazards from workplace such as sharp disposal containers, laser scalpels, & ventilation including the use of ventilated biological cabinets.
3. Work Practice Control:-
It is the technique employed to reduce the likelihood of exposure by changing the way a task is performed. Eg :- hand washing, handling of used needles, contaminated reusable sharps and collecting & transport of fluids & tissues according to approved safe practices.
WHERE TO BE USED ??
When the worker is in contact with
 Blood
& other body fluids such as:-
 Semen
 Vaginal secretions
 Synovial fluid
 Cerebrospinal fluid
 Pleural fluid
 Peritoneal fluid
 Pericardial fluid
 Amniotic fluid
It must also be applied to body fluids where it is difficult to identify the fluid or when it is mixed with blood.

WHERE NEED NOT BE USED ??
 Feces
 Nasal secretions
 Sputum
 Sweat
 Tears
 Urine
 Vomitus
 Saliva (not when mixed with blood)
Note - You DO NOT need to know HIV or Hepatitis B status of your patients to observe Universal Safety Precautions!

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