Monday, 11 November 2013

Consideration for infection control

Infection control is one of the most important aspects of healthcare and is based on the objectives of preventing transmission of infection between patients, and on the prevention of patients from contracting nosocomial infections (hospital acquired infections).

To explore the main routes of contamination and to explore some of the preventative measures that can be adopted, Tim Sandle and Jennifer Sandle have written a review article for Arab Medical Hygiene.

The article considers surfaces, equipment, clothing, flooring, staff screening, staff training, vaccination, good building design, infection surveillance, hand sanitisation, and cleaning and disinfection.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. and Sandle, J. (2013). An Important Aspect of Healthcare: Outlining the many considerations of infection control, Arab Medical Hygiene, October 2013, pp34-39

For a copy, please contact Tim Sandle

Posted by Tim Sandle