Infection control nurse(s) are responsible for ensuring that patients remain safe from infections. They work in close collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals to identify and prevent infections. Infection control nurses also work to promote healthy behaviors, such as handwashing, to prevent the spread of infection. They also work to protect patients from the spread of infection by monitoring conditions and practices that could lead to the spread of infection, and by providing education and guidance to patients and staff. Infection control nurses are also responsible for detecting and responding to outbreaks of infections.
Four Deadly Infections and How to Avoid Them.
- COMMON COLD
The most common infection, the cold is caused by the rhinovirus, a virus that spreads through the air. The best way to avoid the cold is to use a cold foam nose spray to fight the virus and keep your respiratory system clear.
- FLU INFECTION
The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which is highly contagious. The best way to avoid the flu is to get vaccinated. If you catch the flu, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and take over-the-counter medication to ease symptoms.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that can cause serious health problems, including pneumonia. Anyone who is not immune to measles should avoid close contact with people who are infected and should get vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated before.
The Top 5 Infection Control Tips for Nursing Homes
Here are the the top 5 infection control for nursing.
- Always wear gloves when handling patients or cleaning areas. Pathogens can be spread through touch.
- Immediately clean surfaces that have come in contact with body fluids, blood, or other potentially contaminated materials.
- Follow proper hand-washing procedures, using soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Maintain a clean work area, using a proper disinfectant and sanitizer.
- constantly monitor patients for signs of infection and take appropriate action.
8 Easy Steps to Prevent Infection During Your Next Hospital Stay
Preparation is known to be the key to preventing infection. Here are 8 easy steps to follow to help keep you safe and healthy:
- Arrive at the hospital well-rested and informed.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before coming in contact with any patient or medical equipment.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Don’t wear any jewelry or clothing that could trap dirt or bacteria.
- Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time.
- Make sure the area around you is clean and free of any debris.
- Follow the orders of your medical experts carefully.
- Get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy meal before surgery or any treatment.