Universal Precautions – Blood and Bodily Fluids

  • Use impermeable gloves if blood, or bodily fluids containing visible blood, are anticipated.
  • Stop the bleeding, cover the wound and change the student’s clothing if contaminated with excessive amounts of blood.
  • Follow accepted guidelines for control of bleeding and for any bodily fluids containing blood.
  • Wash hands and other affected skin areas after contact with blood.
  • Clean any surfaces or equipment with appropriate disinfectant.
  • Clean clothes or skin with soap and water or an appropriate antiseptic.
  • Use proper disposal procedures for contaminated clothing and equipment.
  • Use a ventilation device for emergency resuscitation.
  • Avoid direct contact with student if you have an open skin condition.