Universal Precautions Kits for Schools

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How to Make Universal Precautions Kits for Schools

 - Universal precautions protect students and staff from the unnecessary exposure to disease.

Supplies Needed For Kit
  • Container for kit:  plastic container, tote tray, or fanny pack  
  • Large, re-sealable plastic bag
  • 4  single use, disposable, non-sterile gloves
  • 4 - 4x4 gauze squares
  • 6 assorted bandages
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (alcohol base of at least 60%)

Recommendations
  • Keep one Universal Precautions kit in each classroom.
  • Each kit should be restocked after each use and reviewed annually for outdated materials.
  • One kit containing personal protective equipment (PPE) should be available at each school.  PPE may include:  gloves, gown, face shields or masks, eye protection and resuscitation bags or pocket masks for ventilation (CPR).  
  • A fanny pack of supplies should also be kept with playground attendants and bus drivers.