Transmission of Infection: Introduction (00:17)
This segment orients viewers to the topic of infection transmission and prevention in the healthcare.
The Chain of Infection (03:07)
A visual model demonstrates the process of disease transmission; the removal of any link will prevent infection transmission. Links include: agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host.
Risk Assessment (07:14)
Bedside asepsis protects patients, caregivers, and visitors from cross contamination. Areas of assessment are: age, stress level, diagnostic procedures, nutrition, mental health, medical treatments, type of illness, preexisting conditions, skin integrity, and latex allergy.
Planning for Infection Prevention (02:36)
Consider all risk factors found in the assessment and determine appropriate measures. Asepsis consciousness includes: hand hygiene, proper disposal, proper dressings, proper IV, urinary catheter awareness, and monitoring skin care.
Credits: Transmission of Infection: Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside (00:10)
Credits: Transmission of Infection: Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside
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