Infection Control

Yakima Health District offers assistance to those interested in improving infection control in health care and community settings:

  • Phone assistance with communicable disease and reporting questions.
  • Assistance with outbreak investigation and control issues; call (509) 249-6541.
  • Consultations to provide public health information.

INFECTION CONTROL NEWS

Minimalist medical treatment room with all white walls Infection Control
January 27, 2016

Infection Control Guidelines

When to Use Standard Precautions During all patient encounters—prevents the spread of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and…
Person washing their hands with soap and water at a metal sink in a medical setting Infection Control
December 27, 2014

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

What is hand hygiene? Hand hygiene refers to the use of hand washing with soap and water or alcohol hand…
Clear water in a stainless steel sink Infection Control
December 10, 2014

Environmental Cleaning

Quick Reference: Environmental Cleaning How to clean equipment and surfaces, when to clean, what to use Visibly Soiled surfaces: Scrub…