Practice standards set out requirements for specific aspects of LPN practice. They link with other BCCNM standards, policies and bylaws and all legislation relevant to LPN practice.
A communicable disease is caused by an infectious agent that is spread from person to person, either directly or indirectly. This practice standard provides licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with information to make decisions about preventing, detecting and controlling the spread of infectious agents from nurses to clients.
Employers provide the organizational supports and systems necessary for LPNs to meet BCCNM Standards of Practice.
BCCNM’s Regulatory Practice Consultant or call 604.742.6200 x8803 (Metro Vancouver) Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 x8803 (within Canada only).
Routine practices and additional precautions” describe infection prevention and control practices that reduce exposure to, or minimize transmission of, potentially pathogenic organisms in the health care setting.
Exposure-prone procedures are procedures during which transmission of HBV (hepatitis B virus), HCV (hepatitis C virus) or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from a health-care worker to a client is most likely to occur.
A blood-borne pathogen is a microorganism such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that can be transmitted from one person to another through contact with blood or other body fluids.
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