Knowing basic first aid equips you with skills to handle a medical emergency and stays safe. When caring for someone, you can be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious body fluids. While the risk of contracting a disease is very low, it is wise to take simple measures to avoid exposure in the first place. Remember, the top most priority is to make sure you stays safe.
Reducing exposure lowers the chance of infection. Standard precautions is a set of protective practices used whether or not an infection is suspected. To be effective, your approach is same for everyone, regardless of relationship or age.
Personal protective equipment (PPEs) describes protective barriers worn to prevent exposure to infectious diseases.
Disposable gloves are the most commonly used protective barrier. Make sue they are readily available, and always use them. Inspect gloves for damage or tears when you put them on. If damaged, replace them immediately. After providing care, always remove contaminated gloves carefully to avoid any contact with blood or any infectious fluids.
A picture is worth a millions words. A free to download poster on how to remove contaminated gloves is available on our website. Kindly visit our web and check Free Posters page to download free posters.
To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life
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