Infection control is the science of preventing infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Infection control, like public health, is an important process in every healthcare organization. It looks at the factors that contribute to the transmission of infections among patients, staff, and between patients and staff. An infection control nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who uses best practices to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria whilst providing exceptional care to patients with infectious disorders. Infection control Nurses collaborate with patients, physicians, scientists, public health specialists, and government organizations to maintain people's and the public's health.