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Volunteer surgeons in Nigeria wearing face mask cap gloves and gown to prevent the spread of infections during surgery

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3360 x 5053 px | 28.4 x 42.8 cm | 11.2 x 16.8 inches | 300dpi

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Volunteer surgeons in Nigeria wearing face mask cap gloves and gown to prevent the spread of infections during surgery This is part of standard sterile procedure and universal precautions guidelines The Laboratory Centre for Disease Control Health Canada and the U S Centers for Disease Control have developed the strategy of Universal Precautions to prevent contact with patient blood and body fluids Universal precautions stress that all patients should be assumed to be infectious for blood borne diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis B One aspect of these guidelines is to use Personal Protective Equipment PPE PPE includes gloves lab coats gowns shoe covers goggles glasses with side shields masks and resuscitation bags The purpose of PPE is to prevent blood and body fluids from reaching the workers skin mucous membranes or personal clothing It must create an effective barrier between the exposed worker and any blood or other body fluids