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Introduction to Infection Prevention

Course Number: 582

Contact Precautions

Contact precautions are intended to prevent transmission of pathogens spread by contact with an infected person, contaminated objects, or environmental surfaces.1 In the waiting room, greater than 3 feet of physical separation is recommended between infected and other patients.1 HCP must wear a gown and gloves for all interactions with the patient. The gown and gloves should be donned upon entering and removed before exiting the dental treatment room.1