Body substance isolation

Body substance isolation

Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances (blood, urine, feces, tears, etc.) of individuals undergoing medical treatment, particularly emergency medical treatment of those who might be infected with illnessess such as HIV, or hepatitis so as to reduce as much as possible the chances of transmitting these illnesses. BSI is similar in nature to universal precautions, but goes further in isolating substances not currently known to carry HIV.

Types of Body Substance Isolation include:
* Hospital gowns
* Medical gloves
* Shoe covers
* Surgical mask or N95 Respirator
* Safety Glasses


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