Standard Precautions And Isolation Techniques

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Standard Precautions and Isolation Techniques
Standard Precautions first appeared in 1996 as a revision of CDC isolation procedures and is a synthesis of two other precautions, including Universal Protection (UP) and also Body Substance Isolation (BSI) (Craig 111). This applies to all patients that receive health care in patient care facilities, regardless of infection status and diagnostics (Craig 111). This is because microorganisms and bacteria grows best when environments contain moisture, warmth, and a good food supply and can spreads through the nose, mouth, or open wounds. Standard precautions also include different types of isolation techniques, including Strict Isolation, Respiratory Isolation, Enteric Isolation, and Reverse Isolation. (Craig 111-116).
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It first starts health care professionals observing medical aseptic techniques when handling with patients and following the Center of Disease Control’s guidelines will insure the safety of patients and staff members health. Medical asepsis can be practiced through two different ways: general medical asepsis or isolation precautions. General asepsis concerns all taken measures to keep patients, health care workers, and also the environment sanitary of harmful bacteria. Isolation precautions are carried out to prevent lethal pathogens. General precautions that should be taken include (Craig

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