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This policy addresses the procedures required by the University and UNC Hospitals to reduce the risk for provider-to-patient transmission of Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, (HIV) for health care personnel who provide direct patient care. This policy also reinforces the University and UNC Health Care requirements of strict adherence to Standard Precautions for all health care personnel in clinical care areas.
Chapter 1 of the Adams School of Dentistry's Infection Control Manual explains the manual's purpose, to whom the manual applies, definitions of key terms, general policy provisions, and responsibilities of employees and students to perform safe and ethical care.