Theses videos are part of CDC’s Project Firstline. Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to provide foundational knowledge about infection control to anyone working in a healthcare facility. To stop the spread of infectious disease threats, it’s important not only to have this foundational knowledge, but to understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout the workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction
•Discuss two (2) reasons why infection control actions are important when using multi-dose vaccine vials.
•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member.
This session explains how multi-dose vaccine vials are different from single-dose vials in several ways, and discusses the important infection control actions that must be taken when using them to keep the vaccine from being contaminated.
•Describe three (3) infection control steps to take when using a multi-dose vaccine vial.
•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member
This session describes several infection control steps to take when using a multi-dose vaccine vial to make sure you’re using it safely on a patient: use multi-dose vials in a separate, clean space that is away from patients. Clean your hands before touching the vial. Check the label of the vial, and check the vaccine to make sure it isn’t dirty. Use a new needle and syringe for every vaccine dose. Clean the top of the vial before inserting the needle. Do not pool doses. Always follow the vaccine maker’s instructions for vaccine use and storage.