Infection control: past, present, and future issues

Compr Ther. 1998 Feb;24(2):71-7.


Primary care providers serve as role models for the prevention of nosocomial infections through membership on hospital infection-control committees and daily patient care. This article will review five fundamental infection control measures: surveillance, isolation, hand washing, disinfection, and sterilization.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Disinfection
  • Hand Disinfection
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / history
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Patient Isolation
  • Sterilization