1.1.8 Conclusion

In this chapter you have learned:

  1. The meaning of germ/microbe
  2. The proper terminology regarding key terms for Infection Prevention and Control
  3. The difference between Clean and Contaminated
  4. The meaning of Infection Control Practices

Now you have a working understanding of the processes involved in the transmission of germs (microbes), the body’s responses to pathogens, and some key terms you will hear regarding infection control.

Go Deeper

If you would like to continue learning on the subject matter discussed in this chapter, please complete the following suggested extension activities:

  • Research the term Infection Control in the Medical Dictionary.
  • Write a journal entry highlighting one or more ideas that gave you an “Aha!” moment of understanding.



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