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Rookiegirl Level 12 / Mom & Student
Answered 2 years ago
Infection requires three main elements; a source, a mode of transmission, and a host. In this case since you are addressing practice that may lead to spread of infection, we'll focus on practices that transmit.

Three modes of transmission are airborne, droplet, and contact.

Therefore, IFYOU DO NOT FOLLOW standard precautions, infection will most likely spread. Here are 10 examples of standard precautions.

1)good hand hygiene, before and after every contact episode
2) use of personal protective equipment when protocol requires
3) safe use and disposal of sharps (needles, vials etc.)
4) routine environmental cleaning with antibacterial solutions & sprays
5) autoclave or otherwise reprocess appropriately any reusable medical equipment and instruments
6) good respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette (cover mouth during cough or sneeze, then wash hands)
7) aseptic non-touch technique (gloves)
8) handle waste effectively
9) handle linen appropriately
10) do not wear medical work attire at home; isolate and wash it separately and as soon as possible
Source Me/RN been doing this 100 years+++
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zonemark Level 2
Answered 2 years ago
not properly washing of hands.
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papade Level 46
Answered 2 years ago
Rookiegirl has listed the main potential poor practices that you should look out for. and said it rather well i might add.
the one thing i was thinking of was not taking the risks seriously. in my profession we take for granted the risks that can harm us. i handle dangerous goods and hazardous waste and if you do not get yourself into
a routine that minimizes the risks, than you are leaving yourself open for mistakes. learn the right way to do things and use that routine every time
you do your job and then it becomes second nature to do the right thing.
you won't have to think about the poor practices if you are diligent in your
skills of keeping yourself safe.
just my opinion. good luck. (o:
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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
Answered 2 years ago
Not washing your hands after using the loo
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joensf Level 83
Answered 2 years ago
Prevention of infections can be easy or difficult, depending on what type of microorganisms you are warring against. To prevent salmonella and other food poisonings, it is best to thoroughly cook your meats, especially pork. General prevention of infections can be done by consistently washing your hands and keeping them out of your mouth. Also, should you be cut-no matter how small-apply disinfectants or isopropyl alcohol and cover with a band aid. Even a small infection, left untreated, could go gangrene and require an amputation of the affected limb.

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