Infection prevention and control.
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers.
It is grounded in infectious diseases, epidemiology, social science and health system strengthening.
What are the 5 standard precautions for infection control?
Infection Control and Prevention – Standard Precautions
- Standard Precautions.
- Hand Hygiene.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Needlestick and Sharps Injury Prevention.
- Cleaning and Disinfection.
- Respiratory Hygiene (Cough Etiquette)
- Waste Disposal.
- Safe Injection Practices.
How can we prevent diseases?
9 Ways to Prevent Disease
- Eat like a champion. For good health, avoid saturated fats, cholesterol, refined carbs and sugars and trans fats.
- Get your cholesterol checked.
- Watch your blood pressure.
- Pursue an ideal body mass.
- Keep safe blood sugar levels.
- Get moving.
- Quit smoking.
- Sleep well.
What are the 3 methods of infection control?
There are three methods of transmission: direct, indirect, and airborne. Direct transmission is through direct transfer from one person to another.
How do you control a disease outbreak?
- Identify investigation team and resources.
- Establish existence of an outbreak.
- Verify the diagnosis.
- Construct case definition.
- Find cases systematically and develop line listing.
- Perform descriptive epidemiology/develop hypotheses.
- Evaluate hypotheses/perform additional studies as necessary.
- Implement control measures.