Isolation Class 10 . Last Class. Preventing the spread of infection. What do we do when a client has a highly infectious disease?. Specific Infection Control Policies. Isolation – the principle is to create a physical barrier that prevents the transfer of microorganisms.
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Isolation Class 10
All blood & body flds should be treated as potentially infectious.
What do you need ?
Important to do as much client care as you can while you are in the room….CLUSTER ACTIVITY.
Purpose – to eliminate all microorganisms from objects that come into contact with the tissues of the body that are normally sterile.
Moist heat /steam
Autoclave- instruments, parental solutions, dressings
Drugs, foods, heat sensitive items
All types microorganisms
Work with water
Stable in heat & light
Not harmful to body tissue
Ex. Chlorine – used to disinfect water & for housekeeping purposes
Ethylene oxide gas
Destroys microorganisms by altering cells’ metabolic processes.
Imp. – bacterial spores andsome viruses resist boiling. Not used in hospitals!
Items should be boiled for at least 15 min.