Standard Precautions



In this lesson students will understand the concept of standard precautions and the multiple methods healthcare providers use to prevent the spread of infections.

Lesson Time

class time
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define terms - asepsis, sterile, disinfection, standard precautions.
  • Identify body secretions for which standard precautions must be used.
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Discuss when personal protective equipment would be used.
  • List other safety measures used to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Identify the different types of transmission-based precautions

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