The person handling blood-related injuries should avoid skin contact to reduce risks of infections. Instead, the individual should wear disposable medical gloves before catering to the needs of the patient. The care provider should identify the wounded area to determine the extent of injury. The knowledge will determine the form of care to stop bleeding before seeking further attention in a medical institution. After first aid has been rendered, the individual attending to the patient should clean and disinfect the area that had blood if possible. Gloves and other materials such as towels and tissues exposed to the blood during the exercise should be disposed in trash cans. Items such as brooms and brushes must be washed with disinfectant before storage (Stromberg, 2017). Germicidal solutions should be sued to disinfect contaminated surfaces (Stromberg, 2017). The personnel or individuals exposed to the blood should wash their hand with water and soap for approximately 20 seconds using running water to reduce infection.
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