Infection Control in Home Healthcare Training Video | DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Infection Control in Home Healthcare Training Video | DuPont Sustainable Solutions

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Our “Infection Control in Home Healthcare: Winning the Battle” training program outlines basic infection control practices to help home care workers protect themselves and their patients.

– Work practice controls
– Housekeeping and laundry

Available as an online training course, DVD and streaming video.

Video Transcript:

There’s a battle going on in every home we visit. It’s a fight against infection – the enemy of life and health everywhere.

Infection Control in Home Healthcare: Winning the Battle

Today, the enemy is mounting new offenses due to viruses like HIV, due to Tuberculosis in multi drug-resistant forms, and due to antibiotic-resistant organisms. In addition, hospital patients are going home sooner and sicker than ever before. Sometimes with infections not yet discovered and to homes where care may be unskilled and conditions may be unsanitary.

Most of our patients are at risk for infection. We must protect them, ourselves, and our community against its spread. By following basic infection control practices in every home, we can win the battle against this growing enemy.

Know the Enemy

First, know the enemy. Infection occurs when an infectious agent is transmitted to a susceptible host. Infectious agents come from human sources – including patients, healthcare personnel, household members, and visitors. Infectious agents – such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi – can be found in blood and other body fluids, in feces, and on body surfaces – especially the hands. Infectious agents also thrive in the environment – on objects and in areas prone to contamination.

Susceptible hosts are persons in a condition that increases their risk of contracting an infection, such as the elderly, newborns, people with weak immune systems, with multiple health problems, with chronic disease, and those with incisions, catheters, breathing tubes, IVs, or other invasive devices.

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