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1

what is the order of precautions from least "severe" to most

universal
contact
droplet
airborne

2

how would you follow universal precautions?

treat everyone, including self, as having a contractible disease
wear gloves
wash hands before/after patient

3

what are contact precautions intended to do?

prevent transmission of infectious agents which are spread by direct/indirect contact with patient and/or environment

4

what do you wear to follow contact precautions?

gloves and a gown

5

name some diseases where you would use contact precaution

C-diff
herpes
VRE

6

what are droplet precautions intended to do?

prevent transmission of pathogens spread through close respiratory/mucous membrane contact with respiratory secretions

7

what kinds of precautions do not remain infectious over long distances so special air handling/ventilation are not required?

droplet precautions

8

what do you wear to follow droplet precautions?

gloves
gown
mask
eye protectors

9

name some diseases where you would use droplet precautions

pertussis
influenza
streptococcus

10

what do airborne precautions prevent against?

transmission of infectious agents that remain infectious over long distances when suspended in air; require isolation room

11

what do you wear to follow airborne precautions?

gloves
gown
respirator mask

12

what are some diseases where you would use airborne precautions?

TB
measles
chickenpox