The concept underlying the Universal Precautions Guidelines is:

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    Patients and healthcare personnel must be protected from potentially harmful substances in the medical facility
    All blood and certain body fluids must be treated as if they are known to be infectious for blood-borne pathogens
    Precautions must be taken to protect patients from any blood-borne infection the healthcare worker might be carrying
    Healthcare workers face significant health risks as a result of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials
asked Jun 17, 2012 in Anatomy & Physiology by anonymous
    

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All blood and certain body fluids must be treated as if they are known to be infectious for blood-borne pathogens
answered Jun 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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