Flashcards in Week 3 Hand Hygiene Deck (12):
what does standard precautions mean?
minimum infection prevention measure that apply to all patient care, regardless of suspected or confirmed infectious status
what do standard precautions include? 5
hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, respiratory/cough hygiene, safe injections practice, safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment
what are two methods to washing hands?
soap and water, alcohol hand rub (60% alcohol)
when MUST you use soap and water? 3
hands visibly soiled, after caring for a patient with infectious diarrhea or norovirus, if you come into direct contact with blood/bodily fluids
how many pumps at a station?
non-sterile gloves are indicated when
potential of touching body fluids
sterile gloves are indicated when
any surgery, vaginal delivery, invasive radiology, vascualr access and procedures
what are personal protective equipment?
masks,eyewear, gowns, gloves
when must you wear a mask?
likelihood of blood of fluid spray, patients in droplet/respiratory isolation
what type of masks are required when patients are being treated for an airborne infections?
what is the highest risk fluid?