Virus prevention IN EGYPT
Transmission by Reducing Exposure
Prevention of HCV infection from Multi-Dose Vials: The figure below shows how a Multi-Dose Vial can be contaminated with HCV and how to prevent this.
diagram does not show what happens when you leave a needle in the vial
(for convenience) or leave the syringe and needle. Reuse the same needle or syringe will spread HCV!!!
Here is instructions for how to give injections from multidose vials correctly.
For example, before preparing an
injection from a multidose vial the person giving the injection should always wash their hands and
put on a new pair of latex gloves (at least wash their hands). Open a new
needle and syringe. First clean the top of the vial with alcohol. Fill the syringe
and recap the needle. Replace the vial. The vial should not be replaced with a
needle sticking in it or a needle and syringe sticking in it. The vial should
not be left on a medical cart.
the patient's injection site
with alcohol. Give the injection and then - do not put the needle and
down or recap it - dispose the needle and syringe immediately into a
safe disposal container so that the needle and syringe cannot be used
It is very important to have a safe disposal container for the used needle and syringe.
Egyptian Health and Dental Care Professionals
The reduction of
HCV transmission will require a reduction in exposure to infection.
Reducing exposure will require that all persons working in the health
care sector including dental care, nursing, pharmaceuticals and all
those who are assisting these professional will need to improve
infection control and practice safe injection procedures and aspectic
Prevention of HCV transmission by using Infection Control and Safe Injection Practices
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Click here for FAQs Regarding Safe Practices for Medical Injections
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR PREVENTING HCV IN THE HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE SYSTEM AND REDUCING IATROGENIC EXPOSURES