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Notice on the control of infection, United Kingdom, 1990-1996

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The ‘Universal Precautions’ on hospital infection control outlined on this notice recommend no direct physical contact by staff with patients’ bodily fluids, such as blood and urine, to protect them from infection. These actions also prevent staff becoming carriers of infection. Staff are recommended to wear disposable gloves, aprons, goggles and, where appropriate, face masks. Hand washing is also important. Dressings and needles should be disposed of after use.

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