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Infection Prevention

and Control
The goal of all NGHS employees and volunteers
is to reduce the transmission of pathogenic
organisms in the health care setting

Hand Hygiene
Always clean your hands as you enter and leave a
patients room or treatment area.

Wash you hands:
Wet hands
Cover hands with soap
Wash hands for at least 15 seconds
Rinse hand and dry thoroughly with towel
Turn faucet off with towel

Alcohol Hand Sanitizer:
Sanitizer is located inside the patient rooms
Rub hands until sanitizer dries
Bad Bugs
MRSA-Staph is a type of bacteria. It may cause skin infections that
look like pimples or boils. Some Staph, known as Methicillin-
resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA, are resistant to certain
antibiotics, making it harder to treat.
VRE-Enterococcus is a type of bacteria normally found in the
gastrointestinal tract. Vancomycin resistance means that most
antibiotics cannot kill this bacteria. VRE can cause serious
infections such as urinary tract, wound or even infections of the
blood.
MDRO-stands for Multi-Drug Resistant Organism. Just as the name
implies, these germs are very resistant to antibiotics. They can
cause different types of infections including pneumonia,
bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections and
meningitis.
IN THE CARE OF THIS PATIENT
USE SOAP & WATER
(RATHER THAN ALCOHOL)
FOR HANDWASHING!
C.Difficile-is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and more serious
intestinal conditions such as colitis (inflammation of the
intestine). Because this is a spore forming germ, alcohol
hand sanitizer is not effective.
This blue sign will alert you that hand hygiene with soap
and water is necessary for this patient!
In addition to Standard/Universal Precautions:
Contact
Wear Gloves upon entering room
Gown for contact with patient
and/or immediate environment
STOP - ALTO
Visitors Check with Nurse Before Entering
(Visantes-Favor de Reprtarse a la Estacion de Enfermeras Antes de Entrar Al Cuarto)
WASH HANDS BEFORE Entering and Leaving the Room
STOP - ALTO
In addition to Standard/Universal Precautions:
Droplet
Facial Shield (within 6 feet of patient)
& Gloves (when entering room)
Visitors Check with Nurse Before Entering
(Visantes-Favor de Reprtarse a la Estacion de Enfermeras Antes de Entrar Al Cuarto)
WASH HANDS BEFORE
entering and leaving the room.
STOP - ALTO
In addition to Standard/Universal Precautions:
Airborne
Visitors Check with Nurse Before Entering
(Visantes-Favor de Reprtarse a la Estacion de Enfermeras Antes de Entrar Al Cuarto)
Special Mask needed
WASH HANDS BEFORE
entering and leaving the room.
Isolation Signs:
Types of Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) used in a Healthcare Setting
Gloves-protect hands
Gowns-protect skin and/or clothing
Masks and Respirators-protect mouth/nose
Respirators-protection from airborne infectious
agents
Goggles-protect eyes
Face Shields-protect face, mouth, nose and eyes
Entering an Isolation Room
Always follow the instructions on the isolation sign.
Check with the patients nurse before you enter the
room.
PPE will be available and the nurse will show you how
to use it.

You are allowed to stand in the
green taped area without putting
on PPE.
Donning of PPE
#1-Gown

#2-Mask or respirator
*remember to fit test if using
an N95 mask
#3-Goggles or face shield
#4-Gloves


Removal of PPE
At doorway, before leaving patient room
or in anteroom

#1-Gloves #2-Goggles or
face shield
#3-Gown

*Dont forget Hand Hygiene!
Remove respirator outside room, after
door has been closed