Humber River Hospital Case Study

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The prevention of infection is a practice that is crucial and paramount for the health and general well-being of society. Infection prevention and control is an integral part of healthcare systems around the world. The practice of Infection prevention and control is based on evidence and procedures that when applied continuously and effectively can inhibit as well as diminish the spread of harmful microorganisms. In healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and long-term care Holmes the spread of infectious nosocomial diseases are a concern for healthcare providers, patients, and visitors of these facilities. Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals. Humber River Hospital is comprised of a total of 656 beds, 3,300 staff, approximately 700 physicians and 400 volunteers (About our Hospital, 2016). After an interview with Hassan Duale, a registered nurse at Humber river hospital, I was well assured, that several precautions have been taken to prevent the transmission of infectious agents and pathogens. He has experienced the evolution of infection control strategies and is thoroughly versed in the methods used in…show more content…
Maintaining a clean and safe health care environment is an essential component of infection control practices and is integral to the safety of patients and staff. Fomites are materials that are likely to harbour infectious organisms and serve in their transmission (Top 10 Infection, 2016). Examples of fomites are clothes, utensils and furniture. Environmental service and housekeeping practices include daily and terminal cleaning of rooms, management of linen and disinfection and or sterilisation of appropriate materials. Hassan pointed out that frequent audits were done by Humber river hospital, as it is the hospitals responsibility to maintain a clean and safe

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