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Infection Control

Standard precautions, waste disposal

charmaine bonus

on 1 February 2016

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Precautions Image from Work practices that constitute the first-line infection prevention and control in the environment.

These are recommended for the treatment and care of all patients. Personal Protective Equipment Processes aimed at reducing the number of microorganisms on hands. This includes:
application of a waterless antimicrobial agent (e.g. alcohol-based hand rub) to the surface of the hands; and the use of soap/solution (plain or antimicrobial) and water (if hands are visibly soiled), followed by patting dry with single-use towels. "5 moments" Image from: Types of handwashes Routine / social hand RUB
Routine / social hand WASH
Aseptic (non-surgical) hand wash
Surgical hand wash A variety of barriers used alone or in combination to protect mucous membranes, skin, and clothing from contact with infectious agents. PPE includes gloves, masks, respirators, protective eyewear, face shields, and gowns. Sequencing Donning
Removing Disposal of Waste Types in the healthcare setting

Waste labelling Images from: Clinical Waste safe sharps use + disposal laundry disposal Any object capable of inflicting a penetrating injury,
which may or may not be contaminated with blood
and/or body substances. This includes needles and any
other sharp objects or instruments designed to perform
penetrating procedures. When to use which type of PPE... Image from: National Health and Medical Research Council. (2010). Clinical educator's guide for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. Canberra, Australia: NHMRC Images from: Cough Etiquette From: From Pg 11 of :
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