Standard precautions were designed for the care of all hospitalized clients, regardless of their diagnosis or infection status. Guidelines for standard precautions include:
A. Immediately recapping used needles. B. Disposing of sharp instruments in an impervious container. C. Wearing gloves only for sterile procedures. D. Substituting regular eyeglasses for eye protection.
Disposing of sharp instruments in an impervious container.-rationale: guidelines for standard precautions include disposing of sharp instruments in an impervious container. used needles should never be recapped; they should be disposed of in a sharps container. a nurse should wear gloves whenever she anticipates contact with body fluids. for eye protection, the nurse should wear goggles approved by the occupational safety and health administration. eyeglasses arent an acceptable form of eye protection because theyre open at the sides.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: comprehensionreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 531.