Why is Infection Control Important in Clinical Settings ?
Infection control is important in clinical settings because one in eight Hospital Acquired Infections is caused via contact. So anything we can do to cut down the amount of contact between the patient, the carer, and the actual medical device itself will have a major implication on reducing the number of Hospital Acquired Infections. That also has major cost saving implications because treating Hospital Acquired Infections is very costly. So not only are we helping to fight infection, we’re also helping to keep costs down within the healthcare system.