Infection Prevention in the Era of COVID-19: 2021 Basic Procedure Review

J Nucl Med Technol. 2021 Jun;49(2):126-131. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.121.262281.


Infection prevention and control practices represent a vital behavioral skill set, especially in the era of COVID-19. Standard precautions, correct use of personal protective equipment, proper hand hygiene, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting are necessary to prevent health-care-acquired infections in care facilities.

Keywords: COVID-19; hand hygiene; health-care–acquired infections; personal protective equipment; standard precautions.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / metabolism*
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control*
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Gloves, Protective
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Masks
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • SARS-CoV-2 / metabolism*