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This is a training module for volunteers at the Open Door clinic.

This is a training module for volunteers at the Open Door clinic.

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    • Standard Precautions Volunteer Training Module Open Door Clinic
    • What are Standard Precautions? • Standard Precautions are a set of infection control practices that healthcare personnel use to reduce transmission of microorganisms in healthcare settings. • Standard Precautions protect both healthcare personnel and patients from contact with infectious agents.
    • Standard Precautions Include
    • Personal Protective Equipment Gloves You should use gloves when hands may become contaminated with blood, body fluids, excretions, or secretions or when touching mucous membranes or non-intact skin, or contaminated surfaces or objects.
    • • Put on new gloves before contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes • Wear gloves during contact with bodily fluids or contaminated items • Remove gloves after caring for a patient - do not wear the same gloves for more than one patient • Do not reuse or wash gloves • Don’t forget hand hygiene after removing gloves. Gloves are not a replacement for hand hygiene
    • Personal Protective Equipment Masks, Eye Protection, and Face Shields Wear a mask and eye protection, or a face shield, during procedures that are likely to generate splashes or sprays of blood, bodily fluids, secretions, and excretions.
    • Personal Protective Equipment Gowns • Wear a gown during procedures that are likely to generate splashes or sprays of blood, bodily fluids, secretions, or excretions. • Secure gown appropriately. • Remove a soiled gown as soon as possible, and practice hand hygiene after removing the gown.
    • Quick Check Summary What are Standard Precautions? What is PPE? When should you use PPE?