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AORN MAN-851E-2019

Guideline for Transmission-Based Precautions

Protecting patients and health care practitioners from potentially infectious agent transmission continues to be a primary focus of perioperative registered nurses. The prevention and control of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) requires that all health care organizations implement, evaluate, and adjust efforts to decrease the risk of transmission. These recommended practices are intended to guide perioperative RNs in implementing standard precautions and transmission-based precautions (ie, contact, droplet, airborne) to prevent infection in the perioperative practice setting. Additional guidance is provided for bloodborne pathogens; personal protective equipment (PPE); health care-associated infections and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs); immunization; and activities of health care workers with infections, exudative lesions, and nonintact skin.

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Association of periOperative Registered Nurses [aorn]

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