Infection control – Protect the patient, protect yourself

Episode 13,  Sep 15, 2021, 08:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of infection control measures in all professions. As optometrists, there are particularly important precautions to take. In this episode, optometrist Michelle Hanratty discusses the mechanisms of transmission for respiratory infections, gastrointestinal pathogens and eye illnesses with microbiologist Dr Conor Meehan. They also discuss the recommended measures to stay safe in practice. And Michelle explores a life-changing case of viral conjunctivitis with consultant ophthalmologist Arijit Mitra. Mr Mitra reflects on how to minimise the risk when seeing infectious patients.

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