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  1. Hessels, Amanda J. PhD, MPH, RN, CIC(R), CPHQ, FAPIC
  2. Weaver, Susan H. PhD, RN, CRNI(R), NEA-BC


Standard precautions are a recommended set of actions health care workers should take to prevent health care-associated infections and potentially infectious exposures. However, they are not reliably practiced, many opportunities are missed, and a substantial discrepancy between workers' stated performance and actual performance exists. This article presents findings from developing and testing standard precaution case scenarios to enhance nursing knowledge. Infusion nursing is high risk and entails highly complex care in dynamic settings. Challenges may exist when integrating this advanced care with fundamental standard precaution requirements. For this reason, findings from this study have implications for infusion nursing practice.