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 as not to pass on any infection to the patient
Wearing gloves, an apron and a mask when caring for someone in protect
Asking relatives to wash their hands when visiting patients in the clinical setting
Using appropriate hand hygiene, wearing gloves and an apron when necessary, disposing of used sharp instruments safely, and providing care in a suitably clean environment to protect yourself and the patients.