Prevention of cross infection in the nursery

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Cross Infection In The Nursery
Presented by
Rosemary Oke, MPH student
Walden University
PUBH 6165
Instructor: Dr. Rubin Howard
Spring, 2010
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Non – clinical nursery, daycare and
community workers who care for babies and
toddlers in the nursery.
Create awareness of of cross infection.
 Know the simple basic things that can safe life.
 At the end of the presentation nursery worker
will be more knowledgeable about cross infection
 Apply the new knowledge to the care of babies in
the nursery.
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 Poor
hand washing technique.
 Not disinfecting the diaper table after each
diaper change.
 Not using alcohol hand sanitizer after diaper
change
 Improper disposal of soiled diaper
 Fever
 rapid
breathing,
 mental confusion,
 low blood pressure,
 reduced urine output,
 painful joints and muscles,
(Health line, 2010)
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Use of gloves for each diaper change
Good hand washing technique.
Proper disposal of soiled diapers, tissues,
and handkerchiefs
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Cross infection
Awareness among nursery workers
Reduction of hospital related complications
Maintain standard precautions
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Center for disease control
Health line
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