This infection control practices training course for healthcare workers will provide participants with a review of basic infection control considerations and guidelines necessary to protect themselves and their patients from infection during all facets of care. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing 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.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Understanding the Basics of Infection
Chapter 2: Proper Hand Hygiene Practices
Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Chapter 4: Standard Precautions
Chapter 5: Transmission-Based Precautions
Chapter 6: Exposure and Incident Reporting
Chapter 7: Improving Communication to Promote Infection Control Safety
Chapter 8: Skill Check-Off Lists
Chapter 9: References
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.Read Full Bio