Infection Control

With the primary goal of lowering infection rates, infection control refers to the policies and practices put in place to regulate and minimize the spread of illnesses in hospitals and other healthcare settings. In the United States, infection control became a recognized field in the early 1950s.

The field of infection prevention and control, a practical rather than an academic branch of epidemiology, is focused on preventing illnesses linked to healthcare.

Customary Safety Measures

  1. Hand washing.
  2. Wearing personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves, and eyewear
    coughing manners and respiratory hygiene.
  3. Sharps safety (engineering and work practice controls).
    Aseptic approach for parenteral drugs is one example of safe injection methods.
  4. Sterile instruments and devices.
  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. King’s College London
  3. Johns Hopkins University
  4. University of Washington
  5. University of Southampton
  6. The University of Manchester
  7. Yale University
  8. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  9. University of Alberta
  10. University of Toronto
  1. Los Angeles Community Hospital
  2. Southern California Hospital at Hollywood
  3. Centinela Hospital Medical Center
  4. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  5. Southern California Hospital at Culver City
  6. LAC+USC Medical Center
  7. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
  8. PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital.
  9. Huntington Health
  10. Mayflower Medical Group- Express Care
  1. Academy of Medical-Surgical-Nurses
  2. Academy of Neonatal Nursing
  3. Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
  4. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  5. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  6. American Assembly for Men in Nursing
  7. American Assisted Living Nurses Association
  8. American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  9. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  10. American Association of Diabetes Educators
  1. The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
  2. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma)
  3. The American Nurses Association (ANA)
  4. The National League for Nursing (NLN)
  5. The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS)
  6. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)
  7. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  8. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
  9. American Academy of Nursing
  10. State Nurses Organizations & Chapters

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