Importance of Hygiene: Infection, Prevention and Control

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Perform basic tasks and duties including treating and educating patients and to provide advice and emotional support to the patients and their family.

Record the patient’s medical histories and symptoms and to help analyze their results. We also operate medical machinery, administer the treatment and medications and help with the patients follow up’s and rehabilitation.

We work in various environments and our duties depend on the work environment we are in. The main work is to promote good health and to prevent illness. There are various job duties but one is working very closely with the entire team of healthcare professionals.

Main responsibilities include taking care of patients and daily routines include administering medication, setting IV’s, giving shots and updating records.

All Nurses use Infection, Prevention and Control.
Infection, prevention and Control are very high on the agenda for nurses and one way to help infection, prevention and control is by using hand washing. It is the most important thing we can do to reduce the spread of disease. Doing this helps our patients and their families from catching any diseases or infections. We usually ask all the visitors not to come in if they have any infection, such as a cold or diarrhoea, not to come in until it has gone and when they come in not to lie on the patient’s bed and when the visitors go in and out of the rooms to use the hand gel which is provided to them. There are also other times when infection, prevention and control matters and this may be when using protective equipment, when safe handling and disposing of sharps, managing blood and bodily fluids and safe handling and disposal of chemical waste. Infection, prevention and control also connect with the protective clothing as we have to wear the cloves and aprons which are provided in a box in every room. The protective uniform is to stop any germs getting to our uniform and it protects the clothing and skin from infection....
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