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Breaking the Chain of Infection
Transcript of Breaking the Chain of Infection
Equipment / fomites
Food / Water
Animal / vector
Rapid, accurate identification of organisms
Portal of Exit
Cover your cough
Proper Attire / PPE
Control of Excretions
Control of Secretion
Trash & Waste Disposal
Mode of Transmission
Air Flow Control
Portal of Entry
Natural Body Defenses
Treatment of underlying diseases
Recognition of high-risk patients
Exercise and Rest
Enjoy the video and be ready to report on the following
List 5 fomites (objects that are carring germs)
List 5 Portals of Entry
List an Observed means of Transmission
Break in skin
Direct contact / Fomite
Vector / Insects
Signs of infection:
-warm to the touch
Localized vs Systemic
Normal body flora vs Pathogen
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria!!!
Nosocomial Infection --> Hospital Acquired Infection