The goal of infection control is to reduce the number of causative agents of infection.
Reprocessing refers to infection control procedures for removing and inactivating microorganisms on reusable patient-care equipment.
Reprocessing of reusable patient-care equipment includes cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
Patients’ lives depend on the prevention spreading and infection by breaking the chain of infection.
The mode of transmission is the weakest link in the chain of infection, and it’s this link that healthcare workers strive to eliminate daily.