Infection Control for Healthcare Level 2 (VTQ)

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Cross Infection

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Understanding Infection Transmission and Prevention

Transmission via Surfaces and Objects

Infections can spread not only from person to person but also via surfaces or objects. Harmful bacteria can transfer from one person, body fluids, or infected material to a surface, which can then transmit the infection to another person upon contact. This mode of transmission applies to various infections, including the common cold.

Reducing Transmission: Workplace protocols must be diligently followed to minimize or eliminate this type of transfer. Key measures include:

  • Proper handwashing
  • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Applying common sense with effective cleaning techniques

Infection Spread in Care Environments

In care settings, infections can spread between visitors, patients, and staff. Vigilance is necessary to prevent transmission in both directions. Infections occur when harmful organisms enter the body through various routes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit one LO2.1, 2.2 & 2.3