21 NCAC 19 .0412 STANDARD PRECAUTIONS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
(1) Wear a mask and eye protection or a face shield to protect mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth during procedures and client care activities that may generate splashes or sprays of blood and body fluids;
(2) Wear scrubs, lab coat, or medical grade clothing to protect skin and prevent soiling of clothing during procedures and client care activities that may generate splashes or sprays of blood and body fluids;
(3) Remove soiled medical clothing at the conclusion of client procedures and wash hands; and
(4) Wear protective gloves to prevent puncture injuries when using or cleaning instruments and when disposing of used needles.
History Note: Authority G.S. 88A-16;
Eff. December 1, 2010;
Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019.