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5.3 Infection Control

Producing and maintaining an environment to minimize pathogenic microorganisms.

Critical Work Functions

    5.3.1 Understand and apply infection control protocols according to local, state, and federal regulations.
      5.3.2 Don and remove appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, face mask, scrubs, etc.) following universal precautions.
        5.3.3 Report, correct, and prevent breaches according to infection control.
          5.3.4 Follow protocols for disposal of infectious waste.
            5.3.5 Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Standards in patient care.
              5.3.6 Apply Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Standard Precautions in patient care.
                5.3.7 Apply biohazard waste procedures per health facilities guidelines.