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Prevention Of Transmissible Infections In The Perioperative Practice Setting

Key takeaways

Perioperative personnel should use standard precautions when caring for all patients.

Perioperative personnel should wear personal protective equipment when exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials is anticipated.

Perioperative personnel should use contact precautions when providing care to patients who are known or suspected to be infected or colonized with pathogens that are transmitted by direct or indirect contact.

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Overview

Title

Prevention Of Transmissible Infections In The Perioperative Practice Setting

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

December 1, 2018

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Surgical technologist, nurse, medical techologist technician, epidemiology infection prevention, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant

Scope

Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D016635 - Universal Precautions

Keywords

transmission precautions