Infection control practices can greatly reduce hospital associated infections. The goal of infection prevention is to protect the patients, care givers and visitors in a cost-effective manner. This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of contemporary infection prevention and control practices for a variety of settings. This includes global application to both human and veterinary environments.
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List important components of hospital/clinic-based infection prevention and control (IPC) program
- Understand areas of risk to the host such as surgical site, IV and urinary catheters and ways to prevent infection
- Describe the influence of the environment on the risk of infection.
- Evaluate surveillance activities in specific settings (veterinary clinic, human hospital, and resource settings)
- Describe advantages and disadvantages of various methods for disinfection and sterilization
- Discuss the relationship between IPC practices and prevalence of MDR Organisms.
- Implement Global Patient Safety Program: ”CLEAN CARE IS SAFER CARE”
- Infection Control Programs (definitions and terms, case examples)
- Criteria for effective IPC program and protection of staff
- Risk areas in healthcare (surgical sites, urinary catheters, IV catheters, needle sticks)
- Case study and group project assignment
- Role of the environment (Case study assessment)
- Surveillance systems
- Prevention of health care-associated infection (HCAI) through hand hygiene, patient care practices, isolation, and cohorting
- Decontamination (Cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, sanitation: Principles, Application, Technologies and Monitoring)
- Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO)
- Evaluation of IPC Programs
- Hand hygiene program
Training Delivery Methods
- In-class method
- Online method