Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection. Infection control and hospital epidemiology are akin to public health practice. Anti-infective agents include antibiotics, antibacterials, antifungals, antivirals and antiprotozoals. Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infections within the healthcare setting whether patient-to-patient, from patients to staff and from staff to patients, or among-staff, including prevention via hand hygiene/hand washing, cleaning/disinfection/sterilization, vaccination, surveillance, monitoring/investigation of demonstrated or suspected spread of infection within a particular health-care setting surveillance and outbreak investigation, and management interruption of outbreaks. This session discusses more about Infection Control & Prevention.

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