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Routine Practices & Additional Precautions

Routine practices are activities that help reduce the risk of being exposed to the blood, body fluids, and broken skin of individuals in your care. By following routine practices, you help protect yourself and others from microorganism and disease transmission.

Routine Practices include:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection
  • Environment Management
  • Linen and Waste Management
  • Sharps Injury Prevention
  • Patient Placement

Routine Practice Materials

Both Acute & Continuing Care

Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA)

Routine Practices Information Sheet

Personal Protective Equipment  (PPE)- Simplified 

Putting on (Donning) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Detailed

Taking off (Doffing) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Detailed

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and You Module

Continuing Care

General Instructions for Putting on an N95 Respirator (Mask)

Glove Fact Sheet 

Choosing Appropriate PPE

Ambulatory Care Settings within Acute Care

Routine Practices for Patients with an ARO in Covenant Health Ambulatory Care Settings (Staff Information)

Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA)

Assessing Patients for Signs & Symptoms of Infection

Symptom-Based Reference for Patients

Point of Care Risk Assessment for Influenza-like Illness (ILI) or Confirmed Influenza

Rash Algorithm: Assessing the need for Additional Precautions

Gastrointestinal Algorithm: Assessing the need for Additional Precautions

Wound/Soft Tissue Infection Algorithm: Assessing the need for Additional Precautions





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Additional Precautions - Acute Care
Additional Precautions - Continuing Care
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