Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings. This site includes an overview of how infections spread, ways to prevent the spread of infections, and more detailed recommendations by type of healthcare setting.
Infection Control from Nursing Reference Center Plus
This basic nurse and nurse aide training video demonstrates proper techniques for hand washing; removing gloves; emptying bed pans and discarding cleaning supplies; and donning and removing personal protective equipment (PPE). Included are points on how to avoid infection and what to report.
This video defines core measures and specific items that can easily be quantified in hospitals so trends in providing care within the facility can be noted, and comparisons of that same care can be made across institutions. Viewers learn about measures designed by The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly known as JCAHO, to improve the safety and quality of care which hospital patients receive, and to support performance improvement activities in those facilities. The program explores, through scenarios, how these measures are used within the acute care setting. A part of the series Infection Control. (13 minutes)
This video looks at the growing problem of super bugs, or infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria that have mutated and become treatment resistant. These super bugs will have an increasingly dramatic impact on healthcare, since they have the ability to transform and create threatening outcomes at a much faster than science can formulate medications to eradicate them. However, the video shows that with diligent infection control, the negative impact of super bugs on patients can be slowed down or even eliminated. A part of the series Infection Control. (21 minutes)