# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 1764218462

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Differentiate between standard and transmission-based precautions.


Differentiation should include the following:
  • For standard precautions, dispose of biohazardous materials properly, as dictated by OSHA, including sharps containers and red bags, and follow exposure control plans in the event of occupational exposure.
  • For transmission-based precautions, wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while following standard precautions, including such items as gloves, gowns, masks, shoe covers.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are PPE items? What are their protective values?
  • What are some factors that could harm you even when using PPE?
  • What is the difference between a recommendation and a regulation?
  • What are the roles of the CDC and OSHA?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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