Differentiate between isolation techniques and practices.
DefinitionDifferentiation should include
- description of techniques (reducing the spread of infection)
- transmission-based precautions (solation measures to prevent the spread of infection)
- the importance of each technique
- putting on and taking off gown, mask, and gloves in the correct order to ensure that a clean technique is used throughout the process and the healthcare worker does not contaminate himself/herself
- identifying CDC categories for specific PPE.
- What is the role of standard precautions in medical asepsis? Of blood-borne pathogen guidelines?
- Why is PPE important to all health care workers?
- Why are high efficiency particle absorbing (HEPA) masks essential PPE for healthcare workers?
- What are the consequences of not employing PPE practices both to the healthcare professional and to the patient?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
- Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
- Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
- Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
- Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.