Dr. Joan Udoeyo

Dr. Joan Udoeyo

Title of Lecture: Promoting Safety: Infection Control in Healthcare

  1. Introduction
  • Welcome and introduction of the topic.
  • Explanation of the importance of infection control in healthcare settings
  • Overview of the presentation structure


  1. Understanding Infection Control
  • Definition of infection control
  • Types of infections in healthcare settings (e.g., healthcare-associated infections)
  • The impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on patients and healthcare facilities
  • Historical perspective on infection control


III. Key Principles of Infection Control

  1. Hand hygiene
  • Importance of handwashing
  • Proper handwashing techniques
  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Types of PPE (gloves, masks, gowns, face shields)
  • When and how to use PPE
  1. Standard Precautions
  • Explanation of standard precautions
  • Application in routine healthcare practices
  1. Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Overview of airborne, droplet, and contact precautions.
  1. Infection Control Procedures
  2. Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
  • Differentiating between cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
  • Importance of proper cleaning and disinfection in healthcare
  1. Environmental Hygiene
  • Maintaining a clean and safe healthcare environment
  • Role of environmental services in infection control



  1. Healthcare Worker Safety
  • Protecting healthcare workers from exposure to infections
  • Vaccination and immunization programs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines


  1. Surveillance and Reporting
  • Importance of surveillance for monitoring infections
  • Reporting and data collection in infection control
  • Role of healthcare professionals in reporting infections


VII. Outbreak Management

  • Identifying and responding to outbreaks in healthcare settings
  • Strategies for containing and managing outbreaks.
  • Case studies or examples of successful outbreak management


  1. Regulatory Standards and Guidelines
  • Overview of regulatory agencies and their role in infection control (e.g., CDC, WHO)
  • Compliance with healthcare accreditation standards (e.g., Joint Commission)


  1. Conclusion
  • Recap of key points
  • Emphasize the importance of infection control in healthcare.


XII. Q&A Session