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Apply standard precautions for infection prevention and control
must be used for all patients cared for within all healthcare settings. They are designed to prevent the transmission of microorganisms between patients. We do not always know which patients have microorganisms that can cause infection. [ Therefore standard precautions are used in the care of ALL patients in EVERY healthcare setting. Standard precautions include: Hand Hygiene Appropriate use
of gloves Appropriate use of aprons and other personal protective equipment Appropriate handling and disposal of waste and sharps Appropriate handling and management of clean and used linen Isolation of patients with certain infections Keeping the healthcare environment free of clutter for ease of cleaning Appropriate decontamination of healthcare equipment in line with infection prevention and control principles and manufacturers instructions. The spread of infection requires three elements: ]
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