Infection prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection. Every year at least 300,000 people develop a Healthcare Associated Infection. This has a huge impact on patients, staff and the institution it occurs in. Suitable infection prevention and control measures improve patients’ health and independence.
Defining infection control
Impact of good and bad infection control
Different types of microorganisms
How bacteria are transmitted
The chain of infection
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