This infection control practices in healthcare course will provide CNAs 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.
Upon completion of this course, the participant 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
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
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 Provider #: 50-13256.