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Tuberculosis infection control

What are the key principles of preventing nosocomial transmission of tuberculosis? Effective tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures for healthcare and other institutional settings are based on a hierarchy of control measures (administrative, environmental, and respiratory protection). Administrative controls are the most important and consist of measures to reduce the risk of exposure to persons with…
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Probiotics for infection control

What are the key concepts of probiotics for infection control? Microorganisms compete with one another for space, including surfaces, and nutrients. The large pool of bacteria is in the large intestine and in most studies disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are the targets for probiotic therapy. Most microorganisms excrete metabolites that have a negative…
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Behavior modification and infection control

Behavior modification and infection control What are the key concepts related to behavior modification and infection control? Behavior modification is the use of empirically demonstrated methods to improve or change behavior. There are generally three primary levels of influence related to behavior modification and infection control in healthcare facilities: 1) Intrapersonal factors (e.g., individual characteristics…
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Infection control and product evaluation

How does product evaluation impact infection control? Product evaluation is a fundamental component of the infection control activities that help promotes a culture of patient safety. Major United States initiatives to eliminate health care-associated infections (HAI) impact the product evaluation process in health care settings: Continue Reading Since 2009, The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety…
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Gene therapy and infection control

Gene therapy and infection control What are the key concepts related to gene therapy and infection control? Gene therapy was first used to treat a patient with severe combined immunodeficiency in 1990. Since then, over 1,500 protocols have been initiated worldwide. To date, 60% of gene therapy trials have been <!–Phase I–>, 19% Phase I/II,…
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Laboratory advances for infection control

Laboratory advances for infection control How do the contributions of laboratory advances impact infection control? Background Two major roles of the clinical microbiology laboratory are to detect and accurately identify organisms from clinical specimens and to provide, where appropriate, accurate antimicrobial susceptibility results. These major laboratory roles form the foundation for evaluating any recent advance…
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