If you were told by a nurse at handover to take standard precautions what would you expect to be doing?

  • Taking precautions when handling blood and high-risk body fluids so that you dont pass on any infection to the patient.

  • Wearing gloves, aprons and mask when caring for someone in protective isolation to protect yourself from infection.

  • Asking relatives to wash their hands when visiting patients in the clinical setting.

  • Using appropriate hand hygiene, wearing gloves and aprons when necessary, disposing of used sharp instruments safely and providing care in a suitably clean environment to protect yourself and the patients.