Effective infection control is central to providing high quality support for clients and a safe working environment for MAT Health Clinic employees, patients, and visitors.
Staff and patients are most likely sources of infectious agents and are also the most common susceptible hosts. Other people visiting the premises may be at risk of both infection and transmission.
The main modes for transmission of infectious agents are contact (including blood borne), droplet and airborne. Transmission of infection may also occur through sources such as contaminated food, water, medications, devices or equipment.
Infection control is integral to client support, not an additional set of practices.