Risk assessment is a process used to identify the hazardous characteristics of a known infectious or potentially infectious agent or material, the activities that can result in a person’s exposure to an agent, the likelihood that such exposure will cause a LAI, and the probable consequences of such an infection. The hospital born infection is called as NOCSOMIAL infection. To minimize the chances of infections, bench top in the lab is disinfected by ethanol 70%.
Infective microorganisms are classified into following risk groups.
- Risk Group 1: no or low individual and community risk
- Risk Group 2 moderate individual risk, low community risk
- Risk Group 3 high individual risk, low community risk
- Risk Group 4 high individual and community risk