Infection Control Basics

Welcome to your Infection Control Basics In-Service

Hand washing is necessary before and after touching body fluids, even if you wore gloves during the contact.
Droplets from an infected person can travel up to __________ feet.
Chicken pox an TB are two examples of diseases that spread through the air.
If a patient is struggling to breath, you should perform mouth to mouth.
A patient with a disease that can spread to others should NOT be kept in a private room.
Dishes, glasses, cups, and silverware should be washed in a special disinfectant.
Disposable needles can be put into the trashcan.
Infected blood can cause the following:
Always ask your supervisor if you are unsure about how to handle dangerous waste.
The goal of infection control is to stop infections.

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