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Title: INFECTION CONTROL


1
INFECTION CONTROL
  • FOR VOLUNTEERS

Jodie Burr Infection Control Coordinator Womens
and Childrens Hospital
2
Infection Control Unit
  • 24 hour infection control service
  • during office hours page 18041
  • after hours ring 9 for infectious diseases,
    consultant on call.
  • Infection Control Team meet weekly, concerns,
    enquiry's, issues can be discussed.

3
Primary Role of Infection Control
  • Prevent nosocomial infections
  • Reduce mortality, morbidity, and cost
  • Educate and advise
  • staff
  • patients
  • their families
  • the community
  • Surveillance of nosocomial infections
  • Policy development, implementation and assessment

4
Nosocomial Infections
  • DEFINITION
  • An infection occurring in a patient in whom it
    was not present or incubating at the time of
    admission.
  • Essentially, an infection the patient acquired
    from being hospitalized

5
Infection Control Precautions
  • Infection control precautions need to be adhered
    to by everybody, especially those who come into
    contact with one or more patients.
  • This will aid in stopping the spread of
    nosocomial infections.

6
Hand hygiene
  • Single most effective method in the prevention of
    disease transmission
  • 80 of hospital acquired infections are thought
    to be transmitted by hands
  • Wash hands thoroughly if you come into contact
    with a patient and/or bodily fluids
  • Cover all cuts and grazes

7
Hand Hygiene
  • Wear gloves where appropriate and wash hands once
    gloves are removed
  • Wash hands before and after meal and toilet
    breaks
  • Soap and water - 15 secs
  • Alcohol hand gels

8
Are you unwell?
  • Please do not come into hospital to visit or work
    when you feel or know you are unwell
  • Infectious diseases may be spread from you to
    patients or patients to you
  • Call your supervisor if you
  • are unsure as to whether
  • to come to work

9
Your health
  • It is important to know your health and
    immunization history
  • chicken pox?
  • measles?
  • flu vaccination?
  • For vaccinations contact ICGP or Risk Management

10
Entering Rooms
  • Patients may be isolated within hospital rooms
    due to their illness or infectious state
  • Please take note of signs and if unsure ask a
    nurse if you should enter
  • Remember to wash your hands
  • when leaving the room

11
Respiratory Syncitial Virus
  • Highly contagious and nosocomial infection common
  • Causes upper and lower respiratory infection
  • Usually occurs during winter
  • No vaccine at present
  • Can be reinfected during the same season
  • Transmitted by contact or droplet
  • Can survive for several hours in the environment

12
Rotavirus
  • Highly contagious and nosocomial infection is
    common
  • Usually a winter disease but pattern changing
  • Onset is sudden and lasts for 4 - 6 days
  • Mainly infants and children up to 3 years
    affected
  • Transmitted usually through contact
  • Can survive in environment for several hours

13
Varicella Zoster VirusChicken Pox
  • Highly contagious
  • Most cases in children, over 90 of adult
    population is immune
  • Transmitted by droplet and contact
  • Infectious 2 days prior and 4 - 6 days after rash
  • Now a notifiable disease
  • Vaccination now available
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