Universal and Safety Precautions

Universal and Safety Precautions is Healthcare terminology used to warn a Caregiver to wash their hands, wear gloves or a mask and to be more attentive to safety precautions because a Careseeker is compromised. An example of somebody being compromised might be an individual with HIV or at risk for a fall.  In addition, having these precautions would also apply to anyone who my be exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. Blood and certain body fluids of all individuals are considered potentially infectious for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and other blood-borne pathogens.