Help reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Follow recommendations for routine practices in settings where health care is provided

  1. Point-of-care risk assessment
  2. Hand hygiene
  3. Use of personal protective equipment
  4. Source control
  5. Aseptic technique
  6. Sharps safety and prevention of exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  7. Cleaning and disinfection of non-critical patient care equipment
  8. Environmental cleaning
  9. Handling linen, waste, dishes and cutlery
  10. Patient placement and accommodation
  11. Patient flow
  12. Visitor management
  13. Education of patients, families and visitors
  14. Handling deceased bodies

To learn more about infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, refer to: Routine practices and additional precautions for preventing the transmission of infection in healthcare settings available at Canada.ca

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