Infection Control Policy
Why is infection control important?
- Cystic Fibrosis makes your lungs prone to chronic infection
- There are many organisms that affect people with CF
- Some of the organisms are resistant to certain antibiotics
- Certain organisms are harder for your doctor to treat
How do infections spread?
- Patient to patient transmission is one way that patients develop infection
- The environment can harbor infectious organisms
- Family and friends who are sick can transmit infection
To protect yourself in clinic:
Wear your mask in the waiting room, lab & X-ray
Don’t forget to wash your hands…
What is the right way to wash your hands?
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
Rinse your hands well under running water.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them