TITLE

Respiratory section added to Standard Precautions

PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Aug2007, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Updated infection control guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) add respiratory/cough etiquette instructions to Standard Precautions and add a section on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). • Physically separate patients, family members, or friends who show signs of respiratory infections or SARS from others in waiting areas. • Practice hand hygiene after contact with patients having respiratory symptoms. • Use safe injection practices, including the use of a mask when performing some high-risk, prolonged procedures involving spinal canal punctures, such as myelography and epidural anesthesia.
ACCESSION #
25967374

 

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