1.2.12 Conclusion

In this chapter you have learned to:

  • Explain Healthcare Acquired Infections and Multi Drug Resistant Organisms
  • Describe the chain of infection
  • Describe the modes of transmission
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of Infection
  • Identify types of PPE and their uses
  • Explain proper donning and doffing of PPE
  • Describe respiratory hygiene

Now you have a working understanding of the processes involved in controlling the spread of pathogens. You understand how HAI’s and MDRO’s affect facilities, including the importance of maintaining infection control precautions to break the chain of infection. You have learned why PPE is used and how to correctly put it on and take it off. Finally, you have learned how to practice correct respiratory etiquette.



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