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Fundamentals Of Nursing (NUR 207) Asepsis and Infection Control Part 2- 216

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Fundamentals Of Nursing (NUR 207)

Asepsis and Infection Control Part 2- 216

216 – Asepsis and Infection Control – Continued
Infection Control Precautions
 Category specific isolation precautions
o Strict isolation
o Contact isolation
o Respiratory isolation
o Tuberculosis isolation
o Enteric precautions
o Drainage/ secretions precautions
o Blood/body fluid precautions
 Disease Specific Isolation Precautions
o Provide precautions for specific diseases
o Delineate use of private rooms with special ventilation
o Shared rooms for clients with the same organisms – may be appropriate
for two patients with the same microorganism to share a room. You would
never put someone who doesn’t have the same microorganism with
someone who has something that is easily spread
o Gowning to prevent gross contamination of clothes for specific infectious
diseases
 Universal / Standard Precautions
o Used in care of ALL patients to decrease risk of transmitting unidentified
pathogens
o Used in any situation involving blood, all body fluids, excretions, and
secretions (except sweat), non-intact skin, and mucous membranes
o Includes
 Hand hygiene
 Use of PPE
 Safe injection practices
 Safe handling of potentially contaminated surfaces or equipment
 Respiratory hygiene/ cough etiquette
 Standard Precaution – Tier 1
o Wash hands after handling bodily secretions (whether you wore gloves or
not)
o Clean gloves, not sterile gloves
o Mask, face shield when there is a risk of splashing bodily fluids
o Respiratory hygiene, cough etiquette
o Wear non-sterile gown to protect clothing against bodily fluids
o Handle equipment appropriately; dispose of it appropriately
o Handle linen appropriately

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