A care plan for the risk of infection should include measures to prevent the spread of infection and strategies from managing any existing infections.
- Infection prevention:
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently, especially before and after using the bathroom, eating, and preparing food.
- Avoid close contact with sick individuals.
- Stay up to date on vaccinations, such as the flu vaccine.
- Use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes.
- Use protective gear, such as gloves and masks, when appropriate.
- Managing existing infections:
- Follow the treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare provider, which may include taking medications as prescribed and getting plenty of rest.
- Keep the infected area clean and covered, if necessary.
- Avoid contact with others, especially if you have a contagious infection.
- Follow any additional precautions as advised by your healthcare providers, such as avoiding certain activities or foods.
- Follow-up care:
- Keep follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider to monitor your infection and resolve it as expected.
- Take any prescribed medications as directed.
- Report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider.
By following this care plan, you can effectively prevent and manage infections, reducing your risk of complications and ensuring a faster recovery.