During the delivery of healthcare, licensees and certificate holders shall follow acceptable and prevailing standards precautions regarding the use of personal protective equipment, including at least the following:
(1) A licensee or certificate holder shall wear disposable gloves when performing or participating in an exposure-prone invasive procedure;
(2) The licensee's or certificate holder's hands shall be washed when gloves are removed;
(3) Before performing or participating in an exposure-prone invasive procedure on another client, the licensee or certificate holder shall wash hands and reglove with another pair of disposable gloves;
(4) If a glove is torn or a needlestick or other injury occurs, the glove shall be removed and a new glove put on as promptly as client safety permits. The needle or instrument involved in the incident shall be removed from the sterile field;
(B) Masks and protective eyewear. A licensee or certificate holder shall use personal protective equipment such as masks and protective eyewear during patient procedures and activities that are likely to generate splashes or sprays of blood, body fluids and excretions; and
(C) Gowns or aprons. A gown or apron made of material that provides an effective barrier shall be worn by a licensee or certificate holder who is performing or participating in an exposure-prone activity if during the procedure there is a possibility of spattering or splashing of blood or other body fluid.
Replaces: Replaces former 4723-20-06