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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   
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Infection Control Practices in Healthcare - Online Inservice

Contact Hours: 1.5
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Infection Control Practices in Healthcare - Online Inservice
This infection control practices in healthcare course will provide participants with a review of basic infection control considerations and guidelines necessary to protect themselves and their residents from infection during all facets of care. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing assistive personnel throughout all healthcare settings, as the safety considerations for infection control do not change according to level of acuity. Within this course, the participant will review the basics of infection control practices including the chain of infection and how to prevent the spread of infection, proper hand hygiene practices, how to identify and properly use personal protective equipment, how to safely follow standard precautions, how to safely follow transmission-based precautions, how to safely handle potentially infectious items and materials, what to do if exposure to potentially infectious items or materials occurs, improving communication to promote safety, and how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.

Looking to present this inservice to your entire facility in person? View the Traditional Inservice version of this course for complete printable course curriculum handouts, final test/exam handout, final exam key for the presenter, sign in sheets to track attendance, printable certificates of completion, as well as printable skill competency checklists to verify competence in all skills related to the in-service.
 



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Define the chain of infection, and list ways to prevent the spread of infection. 
2. Demonstrate proper hand hygiene practices.
3. Identify and appropriately demonstrate how to use personal protective equipment.
4. Define and discuss how to safely follow standard precautions.
5. Define and discuss how to safely follow transmission-based precautions.
6. Discuss how to safely handle potentially infectious items and materials.
7. Explain what to do if exposure to potentially infectious items or materials occurs.
8. Elaborate on some potential consequences of breaking infection control guidelines.
9. Explain how improving communication can promote safety.
10. Discuss considerations for compassionate care related to infection control practices.
11. Summarize the importance of timely and thorough incident reporting.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Infection 
 Causes of Infection
 The Chain of Infection
 Breaking the Chain of Infection
 Basic Infection Control Etiquette


Chapter 2: Proper Hand Hygiene Practices 
 Knowing when to Wash your Hands
 Choosing the Correct Method of Handwashing 
 Proper Hand Washing with Soap and Water
 Proper Hand Washing with Alcohol-Based Rubs
 Considerations for Nails, Jewelry and Watches


Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 Understanding Personal Protective Equipment 
 How to Properly Use Gloves
 How to Properly Use Isolation Gowns
 How to Properly Use Standard Face Masks
 How to Properly Use Protective Eye Shields or Goggles

Chapter 4: Standard Precautions
 Defining Standard Precautions
 Considerations for Compassionate Care

Chapter 5: Transmission-Based Precautions
 Defining Transmission-Based Precautions
 Airborne Precautions
 Contact Precautions
 Droplet Precautions
 Enteric Precautions
 Neutropenic Precautions - also known as “Reverse Isolation”

Chapter 6: Exposure and Incident Reporting
 What to do if you become exposed
 Importance of Timely and Thorough Incident Reporting


Chapter 7: Improving Communication to Promote Infection Control Safety
 Following the Resident Care Plan
 Using the Appropriate Signs to Alert Care Personnel
 Reinforcing Infection Control Practices with Residents, Visitors and Staff

Chapter 8: Skill Competency Checklists
 Skill Competency Checklists

Chapter 9: References
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