Infection Control – The Basics
Infections continue to be a challenge and concern in the healthcare industry, impacting patient outcomes, provider and patient safety, and financial implications for healthcare organizations. This course will review common Infections and the patients most at risk. Causes of infections, recognition of signs and symptoms, and the transmission of infection will be addressed. Finally, how the healthcare provider’s responsibility in prevention of infection is highlighted, by assessing how prevention measures are put in place through Infection Prevention protocols and guidelines.

Course Publication Date: February 29, 2024

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Kathleen Cross MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE
Course No:INFECTION-24
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify four types of patients at risk of infection transmission in the health care setting.

  • Recognize three causes of infections.

  • Identify three signs and symptoms of infection.

  • Explain four ways infections can be transmitted.

  • Recognize effective infection prevention practices in a health care setting, including standard precautions, and the healthcare worker’s responsibility in prevention practices.


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