Universal Precautions

Resource parents are expected to utilize these three universal precautions for preventing transmission of communicable diseases and as a matter of good hygiene:

  1. Use a cloth barrier or wear gloves when caring for bleeding wounds, nosebleeds, bloody diarrhea, and diaper changes
  2. Clean surfaces exposed to blood with a bleach solution (ration of one cup bleach to one gallon water)
  3. Consistently wash hands, and teach children to wash hands, with soap and warm water

Children must not share teething toys, feeding bottles or toothbrushes. Adults and youth must not share razors or syringes.

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