Flashcards in precautions (SLPs in adult setting) Deck (12):
what is the order of precautions from least "severe" to most
how would you follow universal precautions?
treat everyone, including self, as having a contractible disease
wash hands before/after patient
what are contact precautions intended to do?
prevent transmission of infectious agents which are spread by direct/indirect contact with patient and/or environment
what do you wear to follow contact precautions?
gloves and a gown
name some diseases where you would use contact precaution
what are droplet precautions intended to do?
prevent transmission of pathogens spread through close respiratory/mucous membrane contact with respiratory secretions
what kinds of precautions do not remain infectious over long distances so special air handling/ventilation are not required?
what do you wear to follow droplet precautions?
name some diseases where you would use droplet precautions
what do airborne precautions prevent against?
transmission of infectious agents that remain infectious over long distances when suspended in air; require isolation room
what do you wear to follow airborne precautions?