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IT’S IN YOUR HANDS!!. Infection Prevention and Control. OBJECTIVES. Describe Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and how these infections are transmitted. Identify TWO effective methods for Hand Hygiene Describe other important infection control measures used at MUSC.

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It s in your hands

IT’S IN YOUR HANDS!!

Infection Prevention and Control


Objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) and how these infections are transmitted.

  • Identify TWO effective methods for Hand Hygiene

  • Describe other important infection control measures used at MUSC.


Infection prevention and control department

Infection Prevention and Control Department

  • Cassandra Salgado MD – Hospital Epidemiologist

  • Linda Formby RN, CIC – Manager

  • Mary Allen RN, CIC

  • Wanda Beardsley RN, CIC

  • Pam Fogle RN CIC

  • Bernadette Garry RN, CIC

  • Beth Rhoton RN, CIC

  • Kara Neal, IPC Asst.

  • Anita Knox, IPC Asst.

  • Carolyn Macon, IPC Asst.

  • LaToya Nelson, IPC Asst.

  • Charmaine Wilson, Data Coordinator


What is a healthcare associated infection

What is a Healthcare Associated Infection?

  • A Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) is an infection acquired as a result of or related to care provided in a healthcare setting.

  • Examples: Hospital, Nursing home, Ambulatory surgical care center etc.


How serious is hai

How Serious is HAI?

  • HAIs continue to impact many patients. In U.S. over 98,000 people die each year from complications of HAIs.

  • Most all HAI are Preventable.

  • HAI cause increased pain, suffering, length of stay, disability, financial cost and morbidity.


It s in your hands

GOAL!!!!!!!

  • Our Goal is to have ZERO Infections.

  • Everyone at MUSC has a role in Infection Prevention.

  • Your role is determined by your duties and whether or not you have patient contact.


What is the best way to prevent infection transmission

What is the Best Way to Prevent Infection Transmission?


How should i clean my hands

How Should I Clean my Hands?

  • Soap and water or

  • Alcohol sanitizer provided by MUSC

  • Is that all?


Hand hygiene

Hand Hygiene

  • Use Soap and Water OR Alcohol based products.

  • 2. When washing with Soap/Water, scrub hands and wrists for at least 15 seconds.

  • 3. When using Alcohol product apply to all areas of hands and wrists and allow to DRY.


When should i clean my hands

When Should I Clean my Hands?

  • Before Entering and upon Exiting the Patient room.

  • Before and After putting on Gloves

  • Before and After Eating

  • Before and After Smoking

  • Before and After putting Gum in mouth, lipstick

  • Before and After Using Bathroom

  • Before and After preparing Food/Drinks

  • After Sneezing

  • After handling Patient Equipment


C difficile

C. Difficile

  • Germ that causes terrible Diarrhea

  • Follow Contact Precautions

  • Hand Hygiene with Soap and Water ONLY!!!

  • Clean equipment - wheelchair, carts with Bleach product (Dispatch)


Patients on isolation

Patients on Isolation

  • Always follow Isolation Precautions

  • Hand Hygiene upon entering, before gloves

  • Wear attire indicated on Door sign

  • Remove attire inside patient room prior to exiting.

  • Hand Hygiene before exiting.


Standard precautions

Standard Precautions

Always in Effect

For ALL patients

Use appropriate barrier precautions at all times


Contact precautions

Contact Precautions

Used for Germs resistant to Antibiotics

MRSA, VRE, C. Difficile

A Caddy with Gowns and Gloves will be on the door (Univ Hospital) or

Beside the door (ART)


Droplet precautions

Droplet Precautions

Germs that are carried and spread in the air.

Examples:

Strep (Strep throat)

Flu

Whooping Cough

Meningitis


Airborne precautions

Airborne Precautions

Very small Germs that stay suspended in the air.

Requires special Airflow room

Required special mask

Leave items at Nursing Desk

Keep door closed

TB, Chickenpox, Measles


Other infection control methods

Other Infection Control Methods

  • Cough into your elbow or sleeve

  • Turn your head away from others

  • Throw tissues in trash

  • Wash your hands!


Stay home if sick

Stay Home if SICK

  • Please do NOT come to Volunteer if you are sick.

  • Especially if you have fever, rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

  • Stay up to date on Vaccines

  • Cover your cough


Our goal is zero infections

Our Goal is ZERO Infections!

  • The safety of Patients and Staff depends on All of Us.

  • If you have Questions or Concerns, Contact an Infection Preventionist by calling the MUSC Operator (792-2123) and ask for the IP on call.

  • An IP is available 24/7 to assist you.


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