Chain of Infection - DOC by OEaV10


									                                                               Breaking the Chain of Infection
                                                                    INFECTIOUS AGENT                                      RESERVOIR
                               BREAK THE LINK                          Bacteria                                            People                                 BREAK THE LINK
                              Prompt Treatment                        Virus                                               Equipment                          Good Health and Hygiene
                              Decontamination                                                                                                                  Environmental Sanitation
                                                                       Fungi                                               Water
                              Rapid Identification of                                                                                                          Disinfect ion/
                                                                       Protozoa                                                                                 Sterilization
                                                                       Parasite

                                        SUSCEPTIBLE HOST                                                                                         PORTAL OF EXIT                             BREAK THE LINK
    Treatment of Primary                 Cancer Patient                                                                                          Excretions                            Proper Attire
     Disease                              Elderly Patient                                                                                         Secretions                            Hand Hygiene
    Recognize High Risk                  Surgical Patient                                                                                        Droplets                              Trash/Waste Disposal
     Patients                             Burn                                                                                                                                           Control of Secretions
                                          Diabetic Patient                                                                                                                                and Excretions

                                                                    PORTAL OF ENTRY                              MODE OF TRANSMISSION                                     BREAK THE LINK
                              BREAK THE LINK                         Respiratory Tract                             Contact                                            Hand Hygiene
                             Aseptic Technique                                                                                                                    
                                                                     Gastrointestinal Tract                        Droplets                                            Airflow Control
                             Wound Care                                                                                                                           
                             Hand Hygiene                           Genitourinary Tract                           Airborne                                            Disinfect ion/Sterilization
                                                                     Mucous Membrane                               Vector-borne                                       Proper Food Handling
                             Catheter Care                                                                                                                             Isolation Precautions
                                                                     Skin

    This material was adapted by Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Oklahoma from Paoli Hospital, Paoli, PA and has been adapted for use by eQHealth
    Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. LA10SoW2B11-2511

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