Infection Control Cannulation & Venepuncture. Infection Control Nurses NGT. Aims and Objectives. Discuss types of infection associated with venepuncture and cannulation. List the measures taken to prevent infection. Describe the safe handling of sharps.
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Infection Control Nurses
object into a sterile area.
Every IV device is an infection
HBV - non-immunised up to 30%.
“HCWs who have received HBV vaccine are at virtually no risk of infection”.
HCV - 2-3%
HIV - 0.3% or 1:300
There have been reported outbreaks of HBV caused by nurses not changing their gloves.
A healthcare worker ran out of butterflies, so she washed and reused them.
Biohazard labels should be applied to specimens known or suspected to contain blood borne viruses or tuberculosis.
The most important measure in preventing infection.