With the continuing debate regarding cross infection control, there has never been a better time to ensure that you are providing a service that promotes best practice.
As practice sizes grow and the number of patients increase, it is important that infection control standards are not compromised between patients for both the benefit of the patient and the surgery team.
Enough time should be allocated between patients in order to implement standard precautions to reduce the risk of micro organisms from known and unknown sources of infection (blood, body fluid excretions, secretions etc.)
The implementation of an infection control policy and standard surgery procedures require thorough knowledge if the risks and the practical measures that must be taken, using best practice and recommendations.
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List of Reference Websites for Further information:
www.mrha.co.uk Medical Device Authority
www.icna.co.uk Community Infection Control Network
www.ndsc.ie Health Protection Surveillance Centre
www.nice.org.uk National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
www.euro.who.int World Health Organisation European Offices