Potential infection risk guideline

The skin is an essential protective barrier to infection, but skin conditions can also pose infection risks. During routine care you may encounter people with skin conditions. Some skin conditions can be easily transmitted through contact with others during routine care.

By following these Standard Infection Control Precautions you can minimise infection risks to others, yourself and promote better healing and recovery.


Scenario: Miss Parker has recently become one of your residents. She has developed a red, flaky patch on her elbow, and the swab result from the
laboratory reports that this has detected Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


What Standard Infection Control Precautions should I use?

For detailed instruction on how to apply these Standard Infection Control Precautions, please see the links below.