In post op ward of ICU, five pts developed wound infection on same wound. the best way to prevent cross infection/MRSA outbreak in indoor patients is:
|A||Give vancomycin to all patients|
|C||Disinfect with sodium hypochlorite|
|D|| Practice proper hand washing|
a. Cross infection refers to the transmission of a pathogenic organism from one person to another.
b. Many varieties of organisms, including streptococcal and other bacterial diseases, viral hepatitis A and some other fecal-oral infections, such as scabies, fungus infections, pinworms, and roundworms are involved.
c. Cross infection can occur in kindergardens, day-care centers, schools, prisons, military barracks, places of employment, and other settings where individuals and groups interact with one other.
d. When it happens in a medical setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, it is sometimes called nosocomial infection.
e. Cross infection is a potential problem in all institutional settings. It is an ever-present problem in kindergartens and day-care centers, which should always observe procedures that can minimize this type of infection and limit the effects of such infections.
f. These procedures include constant surveillance, maintenance of sanitary conditions.
g. The best way to prevent cross infections is by rigorous observance of personal hygiene at all times, and through the use of barrier nursing, sanitary practices, and other pertinent procedures.