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A Guide to Understanding Infection Prevention & How To Prevent Them

News - A Guide to Understanding Infection Prevention & How To Prevent Them


According to HAI Surveillance, over 1.4 million patients suffer from healthcare-associated illnesses (HAIs) at any given time. Not only can these conditions become fatal, but they also significantly impact adverse patient outcomes, increased cost of treatment, and economic development. It is essential to prevent HAIs from affecting the patient's recovery cycle and simultaneously ensure a safe and healthy hospital environment for patients, healthcare providers and visitors. Certain must be implemented in hospitals, homes, and surrounding areas.

Why is it essential to prevent SSI?

One of the most common infections that should be prevented is SSI, defined as contamination at the site of the wound or injury. The World Health Organization (WHO) has noted that SSI is the most surveyed and frequent type of Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) in low-and middle-income countries, affecting one-third of patients who have undergone a surgical procedure.

What are some of the ways to prevent infections?

Good hygiene habits are the first line of defense (whether in hospitals or at home) to prevent infections and keep germs at bay. Doing this makes it possible to tackle diseases without affecting other people. Some important tips include:

  • Always wash your hands properly. It is vital that every individual washes their hands after using the bathroom, preparing, or eating food, and coming from outside or doing tasks like gardening. People must also wash their hands after feeding their pets, visiting, or caring for a sick individual and after coughing or sneezing. After washing their hands, dry their hands and wrists properly. 
  • Wash and bandage all cuts. Further, a doctor or specialist should immediately examine any severe cut, animal, or bite.
  • Never try to prick or itch healing wounds, blemishes, or squeeze pimples.
  • If you are sick, try not to share dishes, glasses, or eating utensils. Also, avoid direct contact with napkins, tissues, handkerchiefs, or similar items that others have already used.

Why are vaccines essential to prevent infection?

Since vaccine stimulates the immunity in a person to protect them against subsequent infections or diseases, they are essential for reducing IPC. Since vaccines protect an individual against certain conditions by imitating an infection and teaching the immune system how to fight off a future illness, taking them at the right time is essential. It is crucial to remember that after a person gets vaccinated against a particular disease, they might cause minor symptoms, such as fever, which is expected as the body builds immunity.

Here are some tips regarding vaccinations that you should always keep in mind.

  • If you have children at home, ensure you create a vaccination schedule for them to get their shots on time. 
  • When travelling to other countries, check with a specialized health care provider about additional immunizations that might be needed.
  • Have pets at home? Ensure their vaccinations are updated, as this will help protect your pet while protecting you and your family.



Dr. Farah Ingale, Director-Internal Medicine

Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi

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