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Why is infection control important
Prevent Spread of Microbes and protect patient, family, and you (nurse)
What are examples of microbes?
Bacteria
Fungi
Pathogens can lead to
Illness
Illness can lead to
Infection
What is the Chain of Infection
1. Pathogen
2. Reservoir
3. Portal of Exit
4. Mode of Transmission
5. Portal of Entry
6. Susceptible Host
How can nurses break chain of infection.
1 Eliminate Reservoirs- ex Clean Bed Pan
2 Properly Dispose of Contaminated Sharps
3 Reduce Susceptibility - Health and immunizations
4 Introduce infection control
Medical Asepsis
remove pathogens

soap, H20, antiseptic disinfectants, heat
Surgical Asepsis
Cathedar
Barrier
PPE
personal protective equipment
gloves, mask, protective eyewear
Isolation
Isolate patient