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Follow Standard Precautions. Much like Universal Precautions which includes identifying blood and a few bodily fluids as having the potential of containing bloodborne pathogens, Standard Precautions means treating all blood, body fluids, non-intact skin (like abrasions, pimples, or open sores), and mucous membranes (inside the eyes, mouth, nose) as if they could carry bloodborne pathogens and infectious disease. This includes safe injection practices, safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the patient environment, and respiratory or cough etiquette. The key is to eliminate the exposure to all blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.