HCA: Discussing Infection Control for Home Care Aides
The goal of this course is to help Home Care Aides learn about infection control – how to prevent infections, Standard Precautions, signs and symptoms of an infection and how pathogenic organisms are spread.

Course Publication Date: April 13, 2018

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:HCA-INFECTL-18
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD

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Learning Objectives
  • List three signs and symptoms of an infection.
  • Describe how infections are transmitted.
  • Discuss indications for hand disinfection.
  • List three pieces of personal protective equipment.
  • Discuss aseptic technique.
  • Describe guidelines for infection control.
  • Describe ‘Standard Precautions.’
  • Discuss how to manage an accident and waste disposal.
  • Learn precautions to prevent infections.
  • Describe the HCAs responsibility to follow infection control practices.


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