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Bloodborne pathogens
Potentially infectious organisms that are carried in and transmitted through blood or materials containing blood.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Barriers such as gloves, mask, and gown used to protect persons from contact with potentially infective materials.
Standard Precautions (SP)
A set of guidlines outlining steps all health care workers must follow to reduce the chances that bloodborne infectious organisms from other body tissues are transmitted from the client to other persons.
Universal Precautions
The original set of guidlines outlining steps all health care workers must follow to reduce the chances that bloodborne pathogens were transmitted from the client to other persons.
Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP)
Personnel such as certified nursing assistants, hospital attendants, nurse technicians, and orderlies, who work in health care settings and are responsible for nursing activities requiring less technical skill (bathing, feeding, specimen collection, hygiene) and that do not require nursing judgement.