Infection Control

In addition to the practices for the general public:

  • In addition to handwashing, alcohol-based hand antiseptic agents may be used when your hands are not visibly soiled
  • Always use antibiotics wisely-do not give in to demands for antibiotics when they are not indicated
  • Educate the public-share the facts
  • Be confident with the recommendation to use alternative treatments when antibiotics are not indicated
  • Treat all blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, non-intact skin, and mucous membranes as though potentially infectious
  • Use gloves, gown, mask, etc (personal protective equipment), as needed, when coming in contact blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, non-intact skin, and mucous membranes
  • Wash your hands after touching potentially contaminated surfaces
  • Always use clean and sterile techniques as appropriate for the procedure
  • Always keep clean and dirty separated
  • Clean and disinfect all reusable healthcare items between persons
  • Clean and disinfect environmental surfaces regularly and when soiled
  • Dispose of waste appropriately