Body Hygiene Case Study

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Four body fluids that would be considered biohazardous waste are blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and cerebral spinal fluid.
Some additional body fluids I can think of that were not on the list include amniotic fluid, wound drainage, and mucus.
Universal precautions: are all blood and some other fluids are treated as if they were known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood borne pathogens.
Work practice controls: controls reduce the likelihood of exposure by modifying procedures and reducing the risk for exposure.
Engineer controls: controls include sharp disposable containers that isolate the bloodborne pathogens and other biohazard containers for substances that do not require puncture resistant containers.
PPE stands for personal …show more content…

Lesson 13 exercise 1 I would think the proper method of hand hygiene that would be used in between the two patients would be hand cleansing. Hand cleansing is the removal of dirt, organic material, and/or microorganisms. I would think this would be the proper method to use since a Hemoccult sample was taken from Mr. Santo (World Health Organization, p.2, 2009). The medical assisting extern needed to wash her hands before preparing the room for a patient to prevent cross contamination. According to CDC policy if the patient before Jean Deere did not have a diagnosis with the possibility of disease transmission, the proper method of hand sanitization would be alcohol based hand rub. Yes, hand hygiene is necessary after removing gloves. Wearing gloves only reduces hand contamination by 70% to 80%, nothing is 100% so in order to have the least amount of infectious materials on your skin frequent hand washing is …show more content…

I would also tell Laney that removing the artificial nails is for the safety of herself and the patient, and the illnesses that can be transmitted along with the types of infectious material that can be passed around because of having either long nails or artificial nails
It would not have been acceptable for the medical assisting extern to not wear gloves while cleaning the table. Gloves are needed to prevent contamination and the spread of infectious materials. After cleaning the exam table and removing her gloves, the extern could have used an alcohol based hand rub to sanitize her hands.
Lesson 17 exercise 1 The extern washing her hands before setting up the examination room is important because she will be touching sterilized equipment, and in order to prevent cross contamination, gloves and hand hygiene is not only important but necessary. Knowing the patients symptoms is important because the medical assistant can have the physician better prepared to examine the patient. This will help keep the flow of the office going smoothly and more patients can be seen that way.
A) True
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