What are Universal Precautions?
Universal Precautions eTraining Slide 3

“Universal Precautions” are the act of protecting yourself from coming in contact with another person’s bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluids, which can be spread either directly or indirectly.

Pathogens can enter the body through:

  • Breaks in the skin (tattoos, piercings, razors, needles)
  • Eyes
  • Mouth
  • Sexual transmission


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