Discover the key principles of good infection control. Learn how infectious agents spread and identify simple precautions that can be taken in a home environment.
• Describe the different types of infectious agents (micro-organisms) and the harm they can cause
• Explain why older people are at an increased risk from infections
• Outline considerations when promoting infection control in a home care environment
• Distinguish the links in the chain of infection and identify the role of standard precautions in breaking those links