Preventing Disease Transmission

Body fluids (such as blood, saliva, and stool)

can sometimes carry disease-producing germs. Take standard precautions (also known as universal precautions or body substance isolation) to protect against diseases such as:

  • AIDS / HIV
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningitis

Avoid contact with blood and other body fluids by putting on PPE includes:

  • Disposable gloves made of latex, nitrile, or vinyl
  • Eye protection (goggles)
  • Mouth-to-barrier device (face mask) when giving CPR

For more information on ASEC First Aid Training, click here.

Source: ECSI First Aid, CPR, and AED Standard Seventh Edition