ABC’s of Standard Precautions
Our thanks to Laura Flynn R.N., B.N., M.B.A. and Sherry Collis, L.P.N., B.B.A. for the development of this module.
This course provides basic, noncontroversial and trusted information that can help a wide spectrum of people.
The primary objective of the information is to help a person provide effective quality care to a loved one or someone in his or her care.
This course will increase your knowledge of how infections occur and how they can spread. It will also enhance your understanding of how standard precautions and other types of infection control methods can help to prevent infections.
All the information is reliable and was written and vetted by a group of eminent nurse educators who ensured the information complies with best practice guidelines and satisfies the various accreditation and regulatory bodies. Because there is so much unreliable information on the internet, you can be assured the information is HON (Health On the Net) certified.
This course can be an invaluable aid to:
a. A caregiver caring for a relative or friend;
b. A health worker seeking a reference aid;
c. Any person involved in health care wishing to expand his or her knowledge.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Each person’s treatment, advice, medical aids, physical therapy and other approaches to health care are unique and highly dependant upon the diagnosis and overall assessment by the medical team.
We emphasize therefore that the information within this course is not a substitute for the advice and treatment from a health care professional.
This course provides generic information concerning the issues around standard precautions and common sense, well-established care practices for people who are confused.
With all this in mind, the publishers and authors disclaim any responsibility for any adverse effects resulting directly or indirectly from the suggestions contained within this course or from any misunderstanding of the content on the part of the reader.