About Infection Prevention & Control
Infection Prevention and Control is an important component of health care that refers to policies, practices, and procedures that help to prevent or minimize the risk of spreading infections in health care settings. Infection prevention and control measures protect clients (residents/ patients), employees and visitors from acquiring Healthcare -Associated Infections (HAI).
Certain criteria must be met in order for an infectious disease to be spread from person to person. This process, called the chain of infection, can only occur when all six links in the chain are intact. Infection Control principles are aimed at breaking one or more links in this chain.