Objectives  
 
Objectives for Beginning Nursing Students
 
 
  1. Identify the six links in the chain of infection.

  2. Describe factors that increase the susceptibility of an individual to an infection.

  3. Explain specific ways a nurse, while providing patient care, can decrease the incidence of contamination by an infectious agent.

  4. Describe four medical aseptic techniques the nurse practices.

  5. Demonstrate appropriate hand washing technique and describe how to incorporate hand washing into nursing practice.

  6. Identify frequently occurring patient care situations that require the nurse to wear protective barrier gloves.

  7. Demonstrate appropriate handling of bed linen, soiled and clean.

  8. Explain the primary components of standard precautions: universal precautions and body substance isolation.

  9. Describe how the components of standard precautions must be incorporated while providing patient care.