The Chain of Infection ppt

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1st - Infectious Agent : 

1st - Infectious Agent any disease-causing microorganism (bacteria, virus..)

2nd - Reservoir (Host) : 

2nd - Reservoir (Host) - the body in which the infectious microbes reside

3rd – Portal of Exit from reservoir : 

3rd – Portal of Exit from reservoir - route of escape of the organism from the host Examples: respiratory secretions, blood exposure, breaks in skin…

4th - Method of Transmission : 

4th - Method of Transmission - way by which the organism gets out from the reservoir to the new host

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air... insects.. direct contact

5th - Portal of entry to the Host : 

5th - Portal of entry to the Host - way through which the organism enters the new host…

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Inhalation… Ingestion… Sexual contact… 5th - Portal of entry to the host Broken skin

6th - Susceptible host : 

6th - Susceptible host the person who accepts the organism…

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Strong immune system prevents infection Vaccinations

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Break the chain...how? Remember!!! “breaking the chain of infection is our responsibility”

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Healthcare workers must practice… Standard Precautions

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Adequate handwashing with water and soap requires 40–60 seconds Alcohol-based handrubbing: 20–30 seconds

Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene : 

Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene

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“Prevent direct or indirect contact” Isolation Proper hand hygiene Disinfection & sterilization techniques

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Cancer patients AIDS patients Transplant patients Infants & elderly Protect high-risk patients

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The Chain of Infection Remember!!! “breaking the chain of infection is our responsibility”

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