Infection Control

Infection control is a crucial aspect of paramedicine that focuses on preventing the spread of infections in pre-hospital settings. Paramedics play a vital role in providing emergency medical care to patients, which often involves close contact and exposure to various infectious agents. Understanding infection control measures is essential for ensuring the safety of both patients and healthcare providers.

Infections can have severe consequences, especially for vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, immunocompromised, or those with chronic illnesses. Therefore, paramedics need to be well-informed about the most common infections encountered in their line of work, how infections are transmitted, and the importance of following stringent infection control protocols.