Home Health & Hospice

The Inside Story | General Infection Control Principles at Home

Homecare E-News, September 14, 2015

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Infection control issues in the home pose special challenges. For this reason, it’s important for home health staff to educate each patient and family caregiver on ways to reduce infection.
 
Infection control in the home can be divided into four parts:
  • The environment
  • Personal hygiene and nutrition status
  • Treatments
  • Universal precautions

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