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 & “high risk” body fluids that you don’t pass on any infection to the patient.
Using appropriate hand hygiene, wearing gloves & aprons when necessary, disposing of used sharp instruments safely & providing care in a suitably clean environment to protect yourself & the patients.
Wearing gloves, aprons & 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