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Infection Control Practices

Infection control practices are critical to reduce the transmission of infections from one person to another, such as from a healthcare worker to a patient or vice versa. See:

 


What is Infection Control?

In health care and public health practice settings, infection control includes various measures that prevent and contain the spread of infectious disease. These measures include:

 

  • Hand Washing
  • Infection control standard, contact, droplet and airborne precautions
  • Procedures for decontamination of persons and disinfection of equipment and the environment
  • Quarantine of contacts (if necessary)
  • Prophylaxis of exposed individuals
  • Control of the vectors of infection
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