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Universal Precautions

120. The Caregiver shall employ universal precautions for protection from disease and infection. Spills of body fluids (i.e., urine, feces, blood, saliva, nasal discharge, eye discharge, and injury or tissue discharges) shall be cleaned up immediately, as follows:

A. For spills of vomit, urine, and feces on any surface including the floors, walls, bathrooms, table tops, toys, kitchen counter-tops, and diaper-changing tables, the area shall be cleaned and disinfected.

B. For spills of blood or blood-containing body fluids and injury and tissue discharges, the area shall be cleaned and disinfected. Gloves shall be used in these situations unless the amount of blood or body fluid is so small that it can easily be contained by the material used for cleaning.

C. Persons involved in cleaning contaminated surfaces shall avoid exposure of open skin sores or mucous membranes to blood or blood-containing body fluids and injury or tissue discharges by using gloves to protect hands when cleaning contaminated surfaces.

D. Blood-contaminated material and diapers shall be disposed of in a plastic bag with a secure tie.

E. Mops shall be cleaned, rinsed, disinfected, wrung dry and hung to dry.

 

 

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