A realistic, evidence-based strategy for avoiding preventable infections from harming patients and healthcare professionals is infection prevention and control (IPC). Effective IPC necessitates ongoing action from decision-makers, facility management, healthcare providers, and patients at all levels of the health system. IPC is exceptional in the area of patient safety and care quality since it applies to every patient and healthcare professional at every point in time. IPC with flaws can be fatal and causes harm. It is impossible to give high-quality healthcare without an effective IPC.
Hand hygiene, surgical site infections, injection safety, antibiotic resistance, and hospital operations both during and outside of emergencies are all impacted by infection prevention and control. In low- and middle-income countries, where secondary infections may have a severe impact on healthcare delivery and medical hygiene standards, IPC support programmes are especially crucial.
What Causes Infections?
When bacteria enter the body, multiply, and trigger a response in the body, an infection results.
An infection needs to happen in three ways:
Source: Habitats of infectious (germ) agents (e.g., sinks, surfaces, human skin)
Person who is susceptible and who has a point of entry for germs
The manner in which bacteria are spread from one person to another.
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Global Safe Healthcare: A Foundation for the Resilience of the Health System:-
A robust healthcare system is built on infection prevention and control, which safeguards patients, healthcare professionals, and the local community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how many healthcare systems throughout the world are burdened by ongoing demands for patient safety and are ill-equipped to respond when a new infectious illness first appears.
Global infection control advances thanks to COVID-19 additional financing
Expert of Health Care
- Jean-Louis Denis
- Michael E. Porter
- Craig Mitton
- Lawrence Nestman
- Edward F. X. Hughes
- Bernard Tyson
- Jeff Bezos
- Karen Lynch
Infection, Prevention and Control
- Infectious Diseases
- Infection prevention and control
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Environment of care
- Hand hygiene
- Clostridioides difficile
- Long-term care
- Hand Hygiene
- Placement and Infection Assessment
- Safe Management and Care of Environment
- Safe Management of Equipment
- Safe Management of Linen
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respiratory and Cough Hygiene
- Use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, masks, eyewear)
- Respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette.
- Sharps safety (engineering and work practice controls)
- Safe injection practices (i.e., aseptic technique for parenteral medications)
- Sterile instruments and devices
Infection, Prevention and Control universities
- Harvard University.
- Johns Hopkins University.
- University of Oxford, UK.
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.
- University of California-San Francisco.
- University of Washington.
- Imperial College London, UK.
- University College London, UK.
- United Health.
- Kaiser Foundation.
- Anthem Inc.
- Centene Corporation.
- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)