A basic understanding of proper infection control practices is essential in protecting the safety of patients and staff alike. Success depends on the knowledge of good practice as well as its effective implementation. It is not enough just to apply good practices; we must also measure processes and outcomes to truly understand whether our plans and their execution have any merit. Measuring effective outcomes for our patients is an expectation. Staff education coupled with the implementation of good practice and outcomes-based measurement will generate a successful infection prevention and control program.