Occupational Health & Infection Control Measures in Healthcare Facilities



educational video for healthcare workers on occupational health and infection control measures learning objectives review the occupational health and infection control principles identify the appropriate personal protective equipment to use based on the clinical assessment review how to put on and take off personal protective equipment safely recognize measures to prevent needle stick injuries video content hierarchy of control standard precautions use of personal protective equipment hand hygiene prevention of needle stick injuries to protect workers against health hazards we must apply the hierarchy of control based on this principle first control at the source control along the path and only finally control at the person control at the person is the focus of this module and specifically the correct use of personal protective equipment PPE including gloves goggles gowns masks surgical or n95 healthcare workers need to assess the risk of exposure based on the interventions performed the patient the type of working environment and conditions all those factors play an important role to determine the risk of exposure and the appropriate measures of prevention standard precautions include a series of measures to prevent direct contact with body fluids blood secretions excretions and minimize the spread of infection associated with healthcare healthcare workers need to apply standard precautions whenever providing care despite the patient's diagnosis apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces wet hands with water rub hands palm to palm right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked rotational rubbing of left palm clasped and right palm and vice versa rotational rubbing backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa rinse hands with water dry hands thoroughly with a single-use towel you you apply palm full of product in cupped hand covering all surfaces rub hands palm to palm right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked rotational rubbing of left thumb cupped and right palm and vice versa rotational rubbing backwards and forwards the points to remember when performing hand hygiene when hands are visibly dirty or contaminated with proteinaceous material they should be washed with soap and water if hands are not visibly soiled or contaminated an alcohol-based hand product for routine decontamination pans should be used ensure hands are dry before starting any activity personal protective equipment contact precautions gown gloves some common respiratory pathogens eg methicillin-resistant staphylococcus influenza can be spread through the contamination of the patient's hands the hands of a healthcare worker or an environmental service contact precautions should be applied whenever providing care to a patient suspected or known to have organism spread by this room she has I stay home address the ball we can but I'm moving up top week this week see what part of your hands yes well it's much better than what yesterday was even then she comes all right thank you use clean unsterilized loves and a disposable or reusable gown whenever you have direct contact with the patient remove safely the gloves and gown immediately following any contact with the patient perform hand hygiene immediately after removing any item of PPE dedicate specific equipment or use with the single patient and always clean and disinfect shared equipment between uShip uses avoid touching your face eyes or mouth with either gloved or on both hands as the Navy contaminated place patients in a single occupancy room whenever possible or alternatively with other patients with the same diagnosis droplet and contact precautions gown gloves medical mask or surgical mask droplet and contact precautions diseases which are spread via droplets can be transmitted by an infected person when talking coughing or sneezing for example adenovirus human influenza typically droplets travel only a short distance through the air but have the potential to land in the eyes mouth or nose of an unprotected person or an environmental surface droplets do not stay suspended in the air wait wait don't wing it you need to put on your PPE this before your answer this patient is a isolated yes at school and the charge could be left outside next we're gonna use a mass on this patient she has a little but she's getting better why do we need it I protection but it would give us protection just in case she calls so it was really from material get is unpossible in a while you can some people use goggles to okay to make sure glove you over your come because of course in front of me being shield can be potentially coming arms droplet precautions eyelines we're a medical mask when within a 1 meter range of the patient put the patient in a single room or in a room that contains only other patients with the same diagnosis or with similar risk factors and ensure that every patient is separated by at least 1 meter ensure that the transportation of a patient tear is outside of the designated room is kept to a minimum perform hand hygiene immediately after removing any item of PPE use clean unsterilized gloves and a disposable or reusable gown whenever you have direct contact with the patient remove safely the gloves and gown immediately following any contact with the patient perform hand hygiene immediately after removing any item of PPE dedicate specific equipment for use with a single patient and always clean and disinfect shared equipment between patient uses avoid touching your face eyes or mouth with either gloved or on gloved hands as they may be contaminated place patients in a single occupancy room whenever possible or alternatively with other patients with the same diagnosis personal protective equipment droplet precautions medical masks or surgical masks droplet precautions diseases which are spread via droplets can be transmitted by an infected person when talking coughing or sneezing for example adenovirus human influenza typically droplets travel only a short distance through the air but have the potential to land in the eyes mouth or nose of an unprotected person or an environmental surface droplets do not stay suspended in the air we're a medical mask one within a 1 meter range of the patient put the patient in a single room or in a room that contains only other patients with the same diagnosis or with similar risk factors and ensure that every patient is separated by at least one meter ensure that the transportation of a patient air is outside of the designated is kept to a minimum perform hand hygiene immediately after removing any item of peepee pathogens transmitted through inhalation of droplet new play can remain infectious over a long distance more than one neither diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis of measles and chickenpox are transmitted via this route airborne precautions should be applied until the mode of transmission is confirmed when dealing with a novel or unknown pathogen because I guess I knew about it hopes and a hand like this for the straps loose over a hand my god when you bring it up to the north in first and then cover the nose upper band and put reaching up on the top right and here then you use other band to tender loading the ears then you use both hands to get a seal exhale and see if you feel any air coming out from the referendum hi mrs. Rodriguez we're here to visit my intern how's that after my seduction are you feeling exactly how old's little true rule we need to do hand hygiene use a particular respirator whenever entering and providing care within the patient isolation facilities ensuring that the seal of the respirator is checked before every use place the patient in an airborne precaution room which has 12 air changes per hour plus control of airflow direction limit the movement of the patient and ensure that the patient wears a medical mask outside their room perform hand hygiene immediately after removing any item of PPE personal protective equipment you never recap used needles never direct the point of the needle to any part of the body except prior to injection do not remove to use needles from disposable syringes by hem and do not bend break or otherwise manipulate dispose of syringes needles scalpel blades and other sharp items inappropriate puncture resistant containers which should be located as close as practical to the area in which the items were used avoid the use of reusable syringes do not reuse needles we would like to thank the volunteers who have offered their time and expertise to produce this video on occupational health and infection control in health care settings special thanks to the Ministry of Health from two non toboggan Government of Canada University of British Columbia British Columbia Center for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health for their support of this video

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  1. Very good video will be very helpful for teaching our staff. Excellent demonstration of handwashing , putting on PPE.

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