4.1 Introduction to Adhere to Principles of Infection Control

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss principles of medical asepsis for client and personal safety
  • Describe methods to prevent blood-borne pathogen transmission
  • Apply principles of standard and transmission-based precautions and infection prevention

Infection control, also called infection prevention, prevents or stops the spread of infections in health care settings.[1] Facilities hire licensed health professionals who are in charge of infection prevention, but everyone is responsible for reducing the spread of infection. This chapter will discuss the manner in which infections spread, common signs and symptoms of infection, and infection control basics, including methods to protect you and those you care for from infection.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, April 29). Infection control. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/index.html


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