Disease Awareness and Infection Control

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Disease awareness and infection control is important in any field of study in the medical community. As someone who is studying to enter the therapy field and has worked in a hospital for three years, I have learned the many ways one can protect him or herself from diseases and infection. While wearing gloves and routine use of hand sanitizers and washing your hands by using the proper techniques typically suffices to control the spread of diseases and infections, sometimes additional measures must be taken to ensure one’s safety and well being when working with patients with diseases and infections. Gowns, masks, and protective shoe wear (similar to gowns for the shoes) are common additions to the gloves and proper hand washing procedures that can help to prevent the spread of disease and infection from a sick patient to a healthy practitioner.

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