Dangerous Hospitals <ul><li>“ It is estimated that there are 200,000 healthcare associated infections in our hospitals each year in Australia. They cause patients pain, suffering and some patients die as a result.” </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (2008) </li></ul>
Dangerous Hospitals <ul><li>“ The most common transmission of microorganisms to patients is via the hands of health workers.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra De Rome in Crisp & Taylor (2009) p684 </li></ul>
Today’s Lecture Context: Environmental Safety Infection Universal Standard Precautions Specific Skills/Info: Hand Hygiene Gloves Sterile Gloving Nursing Skills Laboratory Guidelines
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