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.
IT’S IN YOUR HANDS!!
Infection Prevention and Control
Always in Effect
For ALL patients
Use appropriate barrier precautions at all times
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)
Germs that are carried and spread in the air.
Strep (Strep throat)
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