# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 240723565

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Differentiate between isolation techniques and practices.


Differentiation 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 
Isolation procedures include personal protective equipment (PPE) as it applies to the CDC regulations on disease processes. These are
    • 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.
    • See also Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (CDC).

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. 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.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. 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).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

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