Disinfection 8 is a dynamic model that shows the flow of positive consequences when conditions at a facility support effective infection control. This figure 8 clearly charts the complete cycle that promotes benefits for residents and carers.
The decisive factors for infection control – planning, equipment and routines – act as switching points between the two circles. The top circle follows the chain of health and quality of life benefits for the resident. As the residents’ need for medical treatment decreases this activates the benefits for the carer shown in the lower circle.