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Breaking the Chain of Infection

INTERVENTION
Infectious Agent
•    Early recognition of signs/symptoms of infectious diseases
•    Accurate and rapid identification of microorganisms
•    Reservoir

•    Employee health exams and screening
•    Environmental sanitization including floors, walls, exam tables, and beds
•    Disinfection/sterilization of equipment and instruments
•    Standard precautions
•    Medical asepsis
•    Proper hygiene
•    Clean gowns, linens, and towels
•    Clean wound dressings
•    Portal of Exit
•    Appropriate hand hygiene
•    Use of personal protective equipment
•    Clean dressings over wounds
•    Medical asepsis
•    Control of excretions/secretions
•    Covering the mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing
•    Proper trash and waste disposal
•    Standard precautions
•    Method/Mode of Transmission
•    Appropriate hand hygiene
•    Standard precautions
•    Rooms with air flow control
•    Safe food handling

•    Transmission-based precautions
•    Sterilization of equipment and supplies
•    Medical and surgical asepsis
•    Use of personal protective equipment
•    Proper disposal of contaminated objects
•    Portal of Entry
•    Aseptic technique
•    Sterile technique or surgical asepsis
•    Medical sepsis
•    Catheter care
•    Wound care
•    Proper disposal of needles/sharps
•    Maintaining skin integrity
•    Standard precautions
•    Susceptible Host
•    Treatment of disease
•    Recognition of patients at risk
•    Immunization
•    Exercise
•    Proper nutrition
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