Living Our Core Value: Quality & Patient Safety Infection Control Mandatory Education FY08.
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Living Our Core Value: Quality & Patient Safety Infection Control Mandatory Education FY08
Key Learning Points 1. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! 2. Always use Standard Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment. 3. Familiarize yourself with our Isolation Guidelines.
What is the best way for you to prevent the spread of infection and disease? Wash your hands!
Key Learning Point #1 Wash your hands, wash your hands, WASH YOUR HANDS! The Joint Commission mandates 100% compliance with CDC guidelines. Most important action to prevent the spread of infection. 100,000 estimated deaths in hospitals linked to infections that hand washing could prevent.
When should you wash your hands? When they are soiled. After using the restroom. Before eating. Before & after providing direct patient care. When your hands may be contaminated. After removing gloves. Before going home.
Key Learning Point #2 Always use Standard Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment OSHA and NIOSH requirements. Assume every patient has something that is infectious or contagious - protect yourself accordingly. LHS provides a wide variety of protection.
What PPE does Legacy provide? Gowns Gloves Goggles Face masks Face shields Jumpsuits PAPR’s N-95 respirators
Key Learning Point #3 Familiarize yourself with our Isolation Guidelines CDC guidelines exist to prevent spread of infectious and contagious diseases to all staff, volunteers and visitors. Legacy policy LHS.600.25 contains the key pieces of information.
Additional Precautions Contact Precautions for uncontained excretions and secretions. Examples: opened drainage devices, massive burns, easily transmitted infections (VRE, C. difficile diarrhea)
Additional Precautions Droplet Precautions to protect against inhaling or coming into contact with infectious respiratory droplets. Examples: pertussis, any febrile coughing illness such as influenza
Additional Precautions Airborne Precautions to protect against lingering airborne particles. Examples: TB, Chickenpox, measles, disseminated shingles
TRANSMISSION BASED PRECAUTIONS Requires an Isolation sign on patient’s door identifying type of precaution and PPE required Order must be placed in eChart/Cerner and update Awarix
Protect Yourself & Others No matter who you are, where you work and what you do, minimize the spread of infection in our environment. 1. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! 2. Always use Standard Precautions and Personal Protective Equipment. 3. Familiarize yourself with our Isolation Guidelines.
Additional Resources LHS Intranet. Infection Control and Employee Health Policies start with the number 600. www.cdc.gov Hospital Infection Control Practitioner. After hours, contact House Supervisor for assistance; if they are unable to assist, they can contact the Infection Control Practitioner on call for urgent needs.