Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infections within the health-care setting (whether patient-to-patient, from patients to staff and from staff to patients, or among-staff), including prevention (via hand hygiene/hand washing, cleaning/disinfection/sterilization, vaccination, surveillance), monitoring/ investigation of demonstrated or suspected spread of infection within a particular health-care setting (surveillance and outbreak investigation), and management (interruption of outbreaks).
Following measures are being taken in our Hospital to prevent cross infection
- Our Staff is fully vaccinated for Hepatitis B (HBV) and COVID-19 (Covishield and Covaxin)
- Wearing gloves, masks, gowns, glasses and/or face shields
- Washing hands before and after usage of gloves
- Changing gloves between patients and during treatment as necessary to avoid cross contamination.
- Using disposable instruments where feasible.
- Sterilizing all non-disposable instruments that can withstand the heat of sterilization.
- Sealing all hand instruments in disposable pouches and proper autoclaving
Disinfecting the few items that cannot withstand sterilization with antimicrobial chemicals. (The disinfectants we use have been tested and approved by the appropriate governmental agency, eg. the Environmental Protection Agency