California Dental Infection Control

Chapter 3

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SELECTION AND USE OF BARRIERS AND/OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR PREVENTING CONTACT WITH POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIAL. DEFINITIONS: Barriers: Equipment such as gloves, gowns, aprons, respirators (masks) or protective eyewear, which when worn, can reduce the risk of exposure of the health care worker’s skin or mucous membranes to potentially infective materials. PPE is required for...

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