Understanding and Preventing Transmission of Healthcare-Associated Pathogens Due to the Contaminated Hospital Environment

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Infection Control|

Although pathogen transfer from a colonized or infected patient to a susceptible patient most commonly occurs via the hands of HCP, contaminated hospital surfaces and medical equipment (and, less commonly, water and air) can be directly or indirectly involved in the transmission pathways. These transmission pathways and methods to interrupt transmission have been diagramed. HCP have [...]