CNO Practice Standard

Infection Prevention and Control

Standard Statements

Understand and apply evidence-based measures

Exercise professional judgement

Reduce risk through appropriate handling, cleaning and disposal

Appropriate and timely communication

Preventing Transmission of Infection


Use of PPE

Care of Equipment

Health Practices of the Nurse

"Handwashing is the single most important infection prevention and control practice." CNO

What are your health practices like?

Is your immunization up to date?

Are you applying lip balm/lipstick?

Are you eating & drinking at staff station?

Are you touching your hair, glasses, contacts?

Do you perform hand hygiene before eating, after toileting?

CNO Infection Prevention and Control Learning Module