Infection Control. WHAT IS INFECTION CONTROL?. Infection Control is the practice of preventing infection Take steps to ensure that patients don’t acquire an infection while they are here in the hospital TERM: Nosocomial (Hospital-Acquired) Infection. FOR MORE INFORMATION,
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
LOOK IN THE INFECTION CONTROL MANUAL
LOCATED IN YOUR DEPARTMENT
Breaking the Chain of Infection
** HAND HYGIENE
~ You can isolate a patient and wear your PPE, but if you DON’T CLEAN YOUR HANDS you will carry the infection to all the patients you touch
Hopefully not that!
activity you can do to keep your patients infection free
from not clean to clean areas
IF YOU WAIT UNTIL YOU GET SPLASHED, SPRAYED
OR EXPOSED TO PUT YOUR PPE ON, IT IS TOO LATE!
THEY ARE INTENDED TO KEEP YOU SAFE!
KEEP ‘EM CLEAN!
- All equipment should be wiped down with a germicidal wipe (Sani Cloths)