Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases
- Wash your hands often.
- Get vaccinated.
- Use antibiotics sensibly.
- Stay at home if you have signs and symptoms of an infection.
- Be smart about food preparation.
- Disinfect the ‘hot zones’ in your residence.
- Practice safer sex.
- Don’t share personal items.
What is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease?
Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. You can spread certain “germs” (a general term for microbes like viruses and bacteria) casually by touching another person.
How can you educate patients against the spread of infection?
Educate Your Patients
- Be aware of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
- Feel empowered to speak up for their care.
- Know to clean their hands often.
- Understand the basics of safe injection practices.
- Know to monitor the cleanliness of their area.
- Be prepared to ask questions about their medications.
What are the ways to prevent infection?
Five Things You Can Do To Prevent Infection
- Clean Your Hands. Use soap and warm water.
- Make sure health care providers clean their hands or wear gloves.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
- If you are sick, avoid close contact with others.
- Get shots to avoid disease and fight the spread of infection.