Barrier nursing is a method for administering patient care while preventing the transmission of highly contagious diseases. This is done for two reasons: a patient can be isolated to prevent the spread of disease to othe... More »

Fish oil is a helpful topical treatment for bed sores, according to the National Institutes of Health. Commercially available barrier treatments such as SkinPrep and Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream are recommended by Care ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Thin skin is typically treated by keeping it covered, protecting it from exposure to sun and moisturizing it, according to Mayo Clinic. If the skin is torn, a special dressing is placed over it to prevent further damage,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Hepatitis B transmission occurs when infected body fluids such as blood and semen enter the bloodstreams of noninfected individuals, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The virus can be spread during unprotecte... More » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs

Men are circumcised for reasons including religion, tradition, hygiene, health care and medical necessity, according to Mayo Clinic. Men also get circumcised to decrease their chances of getting some sexually transmitted... More » Health Conditions & Diseases STIs

To keep moles out of a yard, the first step is to set traps for getting rid of moles currently in the yard and then employing the barrier method, according to Better Homes and Gardens. Improving soil drainage also discou... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

The links of the chain of infection include a pathogen or infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, method of transmission and portal of entry, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The f... More » Health Conditions & Diseases