About Infection Control
The goal of this course is to help nurses understand infection control practices in the healthcare facility.

Course Publication Date: July 21, 2017

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

Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:AIC071217
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe ‘Standard Precautions’.
  • Identify the ‘components of the infectious disease process.’
  • Discuss methods to prevent the spread of pathogens in healthcare settings.
  • Discuss the benefit to patients and healthcare workers of following guidelines for infection prevention and control.
  • Describe the healthcare professional’s responsibility to follow infection control and prevention practices in all healthcare settings and the consequences of failing to comply.
  • Recognize the healthcare professional’s responsibility to monitor safe infection prevention and control practices of the coworkers they are responsible for and intervene as necessary.
  • Describe how pathogenic organisms are spread in healthcare facilities.
  • Discuss how infection control concepts are applied in professional practice.
  • Identify strategies for preventing the spread of infections in healthcare facilities.


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