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:
- Everyday healthy habits that prevent the spread of disease
- Infection control practices for health care settings and long-term care facilities.
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