If you were asked to take ‘standard precautions’ what would you expect to be doing?
Wearing gloves, aprons and mask when caring for someone in protective isolation
Taking precautions when handling blood and ‘high risk’ body fluids so as not to pass on any infection to the patient
Using appropriate hand hygiene, wearing gloves and aprons where necessary, disposing of used sharp instruments safely and providing care in a suitably clean environment to protect yourself and the patients
Asking relatives to wash their hands when visiting patients in the clinical setting