What is infection prevention and control?
• IPC includes all practices used to identify and reduce the risk of infections developing and spreading
• IPC is fundamental to health care quality improvement.
• It is required in preparation for any emerging diseases
• It’s the basic right for our patients/clients and healthcare workers

The cycle of infection

Preventing the spread of infections

  • Require removing one or more of the conditions necessary for transmission of the disease.
    • Decontamination– Inhibiting or killing the agent
    • Use PPE- Blocking the agents means of getting from an infected person to a susceptible host

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