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date: 20 January 2020

Standard precautions 166

Hand hygiene 168

Personal protective equipment 171

Waste and linen management 172

Sharps management 173

Aseptic non-touch technique 174

Peripheral intravenous cannula care 176

Specimen collection and storage 178

Care of the isolated patient 182

Chemotherapy handling precautions 184

Immunizations 186

Standard precautions (formerly known as ‘universal precautions’) must be adopted at all times, to promote the safe practice of prevention and control of infection. Microorganisms can be transmitted through direct contact, indirect contact, and the air. The aim of standard precautions is to minimize the risk of infection to health care workers (HCWs), children/young people, their families/carers, and visitors....

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