Infection prevention and control procedures are a set of risk management measures and standard precautions required to be followed by health care providers to prevent the transmission of diseases. This approach offers a high level of protection to patients and health care workers.
It includes standard measures to be provided to everyone, whether they appear infectious or symptomatic or not. Below are the transmission related measures:
- Hand hygiene.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Needlestick and sharps injury prevention.
- Respiratory hygiene.
- Waste Disposal.
- Safe injection practices.
The new normal has improved these infection control procedures more at every dental office.