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What are standard precautions?
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handwashing and PPE (gloves, gown, and mask)
What are transmission based precautions?
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They are used for patients with known pathogens that can be transmitted via air or droplets
Airborne precautions
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used for infection spread in small particles like chicken pox
Droplet precautions
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used for infections spread in large droplets (coughing, talking, sneezing) Ex: the flu
Contact precautions
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spread skin to skin Ex: herpes


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