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  1. Universal precautions

    Universal precautions refers to the practice, in medicine, of avoiding contact with patients' bodily fluids, by means of the wearing of nonporous articles such as medical gloves, goggles, and face shields. The practice was introduced in 1985–88. In 1987, the practice of universal precautions was adjusted by a set of rules known as body substance isolation. In 1996, both practices were replaced by the latest approach known as standard precautions. Nowadays and in isolation, practice of universal precautions has historical significance.

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  1. Universal Precautions

    Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection. Precautions are especially applicable in the diagnosis and care of AIDS patients.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of universal precautions in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of universal precautions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Health Minister Mam Bunheng:

    The Ministry of Health is ensuring health facilities to follow universal precautions and use clean and sterile equipment.

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  • الاحتياطات العالميةArabic
  • सर्वगत सावधानियोंHindi
  • kewaspadaan universalIndonesian
  • 通用的预防措施Chinese

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