Infection control and prevention is an essential element of patient safety. Infection can cause considerable pain, suffering and potentially death to patients. All those who come into contact with and are in the environment where vulnerable patients are, have a responsibility to modify their behaviour to ensure that transmission of infection is reduced to a minimum.
The environments discussed here relate to surgical intervention, where due to the incision/wound created, patients are especially vulnerable. These are operating rooms and to a lesser extent catheter laboratories and radiology departments.
This course also includes training on blood borne pathogens/viruses.