Prevention and control of infections in the home

Embil, John M.; Dyck, Brenda; Plourde, Pierre
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/26/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 11, pE82
Academic Journal
The article discusses several recommendations for the prevention and control of infections at home. It highlights the necessity on the introduction and employment of a basic approach to limit the transmission of existing antimicrobial-resistant pathogens at home, which can be acquired and introduced in the community. Specifically, it focuses on several suggestions and methods that can be applied primarily at home and in the community. The use of hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and environmental cleaning are also cited. In addition, the benefits offered by hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub to prevent microorganism transmission are explored.


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