Infection prevention and control

Infection
prevention And
control

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers.

IPC components for Ambulance staff

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Rational use of Personal protective equipments
  • Respiratory hygiene
  • Disinfection of Ambulance
  • Disinfection of equipments in ambulance Waste management

Hand Hygiene Technique with Soap and Water

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Hand Hygiene Technique with Alcohol-Based Formulation

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Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE is specialized clothing or equipment worn for protection against dangerous or infectious materials.
  • PPE prevents contact with an infectious agent by creating a barrier between the potentially infectious material and the public health practitioner.
  • PPE is a precautionary step to protect yourself and the people around you. Personal Protective Equipment s (PPE) available is
  • Personal Protective Equipment s (PPE)

PPE is specialized clothing or equipment worn for protection against dangerous or infectious materials.

PPE prevents contact with an infectious agent by creating a barrier between the potentially infectious material and the public health practitioner.

PPE is a precautionary step to protect yourself and the people around you. Personal Protective Equipment s (PPE) available is

Personal Protective Equipment s (PPE)

Principles for using PPE

  • Always clean your hands before and after wearing PPE
  • PPE should be available where and when it is indicated in the correct size
  • Select according to risk or per transmission-based precautions
  • Always put on before contact with the patient
  • Always remove immediately after completing the task and/or leaving the patient care area
  • NEVER reuse disposable PPE
  • Clean and disinfect reusable PPE between each us
  • Change PPE immediately if it becomes contaminated or damaged
  • PPE should not be adjusted or touched during patient care; specifically
  • Never touch your face while wearing PPE
  • If there is concern and/or breach of these practices, leave the patient care area when safe to do so and properly remove and change the PPE
  • Always remove carefully to avoid self-contamination (from dirtiest to cleanest areas)

Donning Procedure For Droplet And Contact Precautions

Doffing Procedure For Droplet And Contact Precautions