Infection control

  1. Universal precautions and good working practices (hand washing, gloves etc)
  2. Aseptic techniques
  3. Prevention of self-infection
  4. Prevention of cross infection
  5. Cross infection: modes and common agents
  6. Emergence of resistant strains: antibiotic policies in a hospital
  7. Immunisation policy
  8. Strategy if contaminated (e.g. Sharps injury)
  9. Recognition of the immunocompromised patient