Break The Chain 2020
Break The Chain 2020: Students of 1st year MMH come up with the campaign. Amazing job by the students. Let’s all sit home and join the ‘Break the Chain’ campaign. Let’s fight this together. Kudos!!
There are many different germs and infections inside and outside of the healthcare setting. Despite the variety of viruses and bacteria, germs spread from person to person through a common series of events. Therefore, to prevent germs from infecting more people, we must break the chain of infection. No matter the germ, there are six points at which the chain can be broken and a germ can be stopped from infecting another person. The six links include: the infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, mode of transmission, portal of entry, and susceptible host.
- The infectious agent is the pathogen (germ) that causes diseases.
- The reservoir includes places in the environment where the pathogen lives.
- The Portal of exit is the way the infectious agent leaves the reservoir.
- The mode of transmission is the way the infectious agent can be passed on.
- Portal of entry is the way the infectious agent can enter a new host.
- The susceptible host can be any person.
The way to stop germ spreading is the following. Including interrupting this chain at any link. Break the chain. Cleaning your hands frequently. Staying up to date on your vaccines (including the flu shot). Covering coughs and sneezes. Also staying home when sick. Also following the rules for standard and contact isolation. Along with using personal protective equipment the right way. Also as well as cleaning and disinfecting the environment. Sterilizing medical instruments and equipment. Also, following safe injection practices. And using antibiotics wisely to prevent antibiotic resistance. Learn 10 ways to protect patients.