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Universal Precautions

"Universal Precautions" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection. Precautions are especially applicable in the diagnosis and care of AIDS patients.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Universal Precautions" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Universal Precautions" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 24 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1993 and 1996 and 2013
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.