Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside

This four-part program provides a comprehensive overview of aseptic technique on the patient care unit.  It includes a clear explanation of the chain of infection and how asepsis breaks links in this chain.  Specific topics covered include hand hygiene techniques; methods for prevention of cross contamination;  the role of personal hygiene in preventing cross contamination; assessment of a patient’s risks for infection; Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions; available personal protective equipment and the proper use of each type; the affects of isolation on the patient and ways the nurse can reduce negative impact; and establishing and maintaining a sterile field at the patient bedside, including unassisted sterile gloving technique

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Transmission of Infection: Introduction
This segment orients viewers to the topic of infection transmission and prevention in the healthcare.