Measures practiced by healthcare personnel in healthcare facilities to decrease transmission and acquisition of infectious agents (eg, proper hand hygiene, scrupulous work practices, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) [masks or respirators, gloves, gowns, and eye protection]; infection control measures are based on how an infectious agent is transmitted and include standard, contact, droplet, and airborne precautions.


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Study of Hygiene in Inner-City Households Identifies What Helps and What May Not
... Doing laundry using hot water and bleach may prevent infections in the home, while drinking only bottled water may promote infections, according to research funded by the National Institute of Nursing...
Source: National Institutes of Health


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