Exposure to various bodily fluids, which are potential sources of transmissible disease, is both highly likely and nonpredictable.
Therefore, barrier precautions should be mandatory for all health care providers during the resuscitation/evaluation of an injured patient.
Barrier precautions include
- Nonsterile gloves
- Surgical mask
- Protective eyewear
- Shoe covers.
These items are should be located in a designated, fully visible area adjacent to the trauma resuscitation area.« Back to Glossary Index