Universal precaution is often used within the medical feld to
denote preventative measures of containment of potentially
hazardous or infectious materials/fuids.
When taking universal precaution, a professional approaches
all fuid in the same manner without frst determining the level
of hazard—generally this is done by putting on gloves or gloving
up to protect against exposure.
Trauma-Informed Care is also universal precaution in that a
professional is asked to just assume that all individuals have a
history of trauma by gloving up metaphorically (i.e., changing
interaction style, policies, procedures, etc.) in order to reduce
the possibility of triggering or re traumatizing others.
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