Universal Precautions: A Review

Omiepirisa Yvonne Buowari


Background: Health care staffs are at risk of acquiring infections from patients at the workplace. The knowledge and awareness of universal precautions is thus essential for all healthcare workers and other people in at risk occupations.

Methodology: A review of the literature on universal precaution's using Medline and Google search engine was done. Thirty six scientific publications on universal precautions and standard precautions were reviewed and summarized.

Conclusion: Universal precautions should be used whenever there may be occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material to prevent contact with patients' blood or other potentially infectious maternal.


Universal Standard Precautions; Review; Nigeria

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