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Which of the following statements is accurate about standard precautions?

Which of the following statements is accurate about standard precautions?Required

Standard precautions are based on the principle that all blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, and non-intact skin are potentially infectious.

Standard precautions only include handwashing. If more precautions are needed, the appropriate transmission-based precaution should be implemented.

Standard precautions do not require the use of masks or face shields.

Standard precautions are used with persons who have been identified as high risk for infection or who are currently infected.

7. Which of the following is an appropriate guideline to follow when using personal protective equipment?


Wash your PPE after each use and perform hand hygiene.

Change PPE and perform hand hygiene before providing care to another person.

Use gloves as a substitute for performing hand hygiene.

Perform hand hygiene but reuse your PPE.

8. What defense mechanism helps to resist the invasion of infectious agents once they enter the body, but when weakened increases the risk for infection?


Intact skin

Vascular system

Immune system

Non-intact skin

9. All of the following situations would require the use of standard precautions EXCEPT:


Performing a blood glucose check

Providing incontinent care

Applying a pressure dressing to a cut in the skin

Interviewing an individual to determine food preferences

10. All of the following represent a potential portal of entry for an infectious agent EXCEPT:


Intact skin


Invasive medical devices


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