Reason #4: High Risk Clients
Many Clients are at a very high risk of infection due to medical conditions, which you cannot see and they often fail to discuss with you. Infection control is the key to helping these clients stay healthy.
Examples of clients at high risk of infection:
- Diabetic: Poor healing is common in these clients and 72% of them are unaware they have the disease for over 5 years.
- Mastectomy/Lumpectomy: These clients are at high risk of debilitating condition (lymphedema) if infected in the hand.
- Immune Suppression Medications: Infection risk increase due to medications for things like asthma, rheumatoid, arthritis and fibromyalgia which suppress the immune system.