NATCEP Day Eleven
Practices that Prevent the Growth and Spread of Pathogenic
Microorganisms
Objectives
• Identify practices that hinder the spread of
infection
• Identify methods used to control or eliminate
microo...
Objectives
• State the purpose of standard precautions
– SKILL:
– SKILL:
– SKILL:
– SKILL:
– SKILL:

Using an Alcohol-Base...
Ways to Prevent the
Spread of Infection
• Handwashing
• Cleaning
– Unit
– Items Used

• Handling bed linens correctly
• Di...
Methods of Controlling or Eliminating
Microorganisms on Supplies and
Equipment
• Disinfection
– Process of destroying as m...
Reasons for Correct
Handwashing
• Everything you touch has a microorganism on it.
• In your work, you use your hands const...
Keys to
Correct Handwashing
• When?
– Before and after contact with each resident
– After using toilet
– Before handling f...
Keys to
Correct Handwashing
• How?
– Use enough soap to produce good lather
– Rub soap vigorously over the surface of your...
Purpose of
Standard Precautions
• Assure a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment for
residents
• To control the devel...
Standard Precaution
Techniques
•
•
•
•
•

Handwashing
Gloves
Gowns
Mask
Eyewear/Goggles

•
•
•
•

Shoe Covers
Sharps Conta...
Transmission-based
Precautions & Isolation
Transmission-based
Precautions & Isolation
Transmission-based
Precautions & Isolation
Transmission-based
Precautions & Isolation
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  1. 1. NATCEP Day Eleven Practices that Prevent the Growth and Spread of Pathogenic Microorganisms
  2. 2. Objectives • Identify practices that hinder the spread of infection • Identify methods used to control or eliminate microorganisms on supplies and equipment • Discuss reasons for correct hand washing – SKILL: Handwashing • Demonstrate effective hand washing techniques
  3. 3. Objectives • State the purpose of standard precautions – SKILL: – SKILL: – SKILL: – SKILL: – SKILL: Using an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Removing Gloves Donning & Removing a Gown Donning & Removing a Mask Double-Bagging • Demonstrate standard precaution techniques • Demonstrate isolation techniques
  4. 4. Ways to Prevent the Spread of Infection • Handwashing • Cleaning – Unit – Items Used • Handling bed linens correctly • Disposing of contaminated items correctly • Keeping yourself & the resident clean
  5. 5. Methods of Controlling or Eliminating Microorganisms on Supplies and Equipment • Disinfection – Process of destroying as many pathogens as possible. – Slows growth & activity of those not destroyed – Many chemicals; follow instructions & MSDS • Sterilization – Process of killing all microorganisms – Autoclave – standard sterilization machine
  6. 6. Reasons for Correct Handwashing • Everything you touch has a microorganism on it. • In your work, you use your hands constantly. • Your hands carry microorganisms from resident to resident and from the resident to you • First line of defense against spread!
  7. 7. Keys to Correct Handwashing • When? – Before and after contact with each resident – After using toilet – Before handling food – After gloves removed – After handing potentially contaminated objects – Before carrying for another resident
  8. 8. Keys to Correct Handwashing • How? – Use enough soap to produce good lather – Rub soap vigorously over the surface of your hands (including fingers and wrists) to help – Remove watch – Hold your hands below your elbows while washing – Rinse hands thoroughly under running water with fingertips pointed downward – Dry your hands with clean paper towels – Use clean, dry paper towels to turn off the faucet
  9. 9. Purpose of Standard Precautions • Assure a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment for residents • To control the development and transmission of infections and disease
  10. 10. Standard Precaution Techniques • • • • • Handwashing Gloves Gowns Mask Eyewear/Goggles • • • • Shoe Covers Sharps Containers Biohazard Bags Waterproof Linen Bags
  11. 11. Transmission-based Precautions & Isolation
  12. 12. Transmission-based Precautions & Isolation
  13. 13. Transmission-based Precautions & Isolation
  14. 14. Transmission-based Precautions & Isolation

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