HCA: Talking about Infection Control
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: May 18, 2020

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-20
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the HCAs responsibility to follow infection control practices.

  • Describe how infections are transmitted.

  • List three signs and symptoms of an infection.

  • Describe guidelines for infection control.

  • Discuss precautions to prevent infections.

  • Discuss indications for hand disinfection.

  • List three pieces of personal protective equipment.

  • Discuss aseptic technique.

  • Describe ‘Standard Precautions.’

  • Discuss how to manage an accident and waste disposal.


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