Standard Precautions Against Biohazardous Diseases
Needle-stick injuries are to be considered as medical emergencies, and time is of the essence for notification of the same. Assume all patients as biohazardous unless proven otherwise.
Implement Standard Precautions, especially wearing protective personal equipment, as mandatory for all.
Hand hygiene should be meticulously followed, both as part of Standard Precautions and for the benefit of infection control in patient care areas.
Post-exposure prophylaxis is not 100 % effective. Prevention is far better than cure.
KeywordsHand Hygiene Personal Protective Equipment Central Venous Catheter Insertion Standard Precaution Surgical Scrub
Hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis C virus
Human immunodeficiency virus
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