Infection control in optometric practice

1 May 2009
Volume 10, Issue 1

The General Ophthalmic Services Contract in England requires that a contractor has ‘appropriate arrangements for infection control and decontamination.’

Introduction

The author reviews professional responsibilities for infection control. As well as being part of a practice’s risk management policy it is now also a requirement of the General Ophthalmic Services Contract in England that the contractor has ‘appropriate arrangements for infection control and decontamination.’ The author then moves on to give a review of infectious agents, routes of transmission and provides a research-based practical guide to the principles and practice of infection control.

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