Physicians: Infection Prevention is in YOUR Hands. YOUR responsibility to: Protect YOUR Patients Protect YOURSELF. Chain of Infection. Natural body openings Man-made body openings. YOU. Contact. X. Droplet. PATIENT. MRSA. Airborne. Percutanous. TB. Sputum. Flu. Catheter.
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YOURresponsibility to:Protect YOUR Patients
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An estimated 1.7 million HAIs each year
1.3 million are non-ICU related
4.5 of every 100 patients acquire
~ 99,000 HAI associated deaths each yearHealth Care-Associated Infection (HAI) in the USA
*and remember the “iceberg effect”…
Clean your hands before touching the patient or any object or furniture in the patient’s immediate surroundings
Clean your hands (and before donning gloves) immediately before accessing a critical site with infectious risk for the patient!
Clean your hands when leaving the patient’s side, after touching a patient or his/her immediate surroundings
Clean your hands as soon as a task involving exposure risk to body fluids has ended (and after glove removal)!
Your 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGpevGkaPcY&feature=related or furniture in the patient’s immediate surroundings
Barrier precautions or or furniture in the patient’s immediate surroundingsPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) for ALL patients when you anticipate contact with
body substances or fluids
BSP protects YOU against patients with
Known diagnosed or suspected infections and diseases
Unknown incubating diseases or colonized with infectious organismsBody Substance Precautions (BSP)
N95 Respirator: requires fit testing
PAPR: Powered Air Purifying Respirator
Is that chart
to the rack?
BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Questions? or furniture in the patient’s immediate surroundingsCall the Infection Prevention and Control Office at 581-2706