• Wash hands after touching blood, secretions, excretions and contaminated items, whether or not gloves are worn. Wash hands immediately after gloves are removed, between patient contacts.
• Use a plain soap for routine hand washing.
• Use an antimicrobial agent for specific circumstances.
Wear gloves when touching blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, and
Contaminated items. Put on clean gloves just before touching mucous membranes
and non-intact skin.
Mask, eye protection, face shield
Wear a mask and eye protection or a face shield during procedures and patient care
activities that are likely to generate splashes or sprays of blood, body
fluids, secretions, and excretions.
Wear a gown during procedures and patient-care activities that are likely to
generate splashes or sprays of blood, body fluids, secretions, or excretions.
Ensure that reusable equipment is not used for the care of another patient until
it has been cleaned and reprocessed appropriately.
Ensure that the hospital has adequate procedures for the routine care, cleaning,
and disinfection of environmental surfaces.
Occupational health and blood borne pathogens
Take care to prevent injuries when using needles, scalpels, and other sharp
instruments or devices.
Place of care of the patient
Place a patient who contaminates the environment or who does not assist in
maintaining appropriate hygiene in an isolated (or separate) room.
It is recommended that wet cupping is only administered by a cupping therapist.