• What are the standard precautions for collecting samples?


    ○ Standard precautions are the most basic precautionary guidelines for all treatment, procedures, and nursing of patients within medical centers and is applied universally in order to prevent infectious diseases from spreading.

    ○ A patient’s blood, bodily fluids, secretion, excrement, damaged skin and mucous should be treated in accordance with standard precautions. There are precautionary measures for contact depending on the transmission pathway, droplets (for diseases that are transmitted by droplets larger than five micrometers), and air.

     ※ Source: Standard Precautionary Guidelines for Medical Treatment Related Infections (2017), KCDC, KCDC website → Bulletin/Statistics → Guidelines