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Infection Control-Level 2

Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List important components of hospital/clinic-based infection prevention and control (IPC) program
  2. Understand areas of risk to the host such as surgical site, IV and urinary catheters and ways to prevent infection
  3. Describe the influence of the environment on the risk of infection.
  4. Evaluate surveillance activities in specific settings (veterinary clinic, human hospital, and resource settings)
  5. Describe advantages and disadvantages of various methods for disinfection and sterilization
  6. Discuss the relationship between IPC practices and prevalence of MDR Organisms.
  7. Implement Global Patient Safety Program: ”CLEAN CARE IS SAFER CARE”

Course Outline

  1. Infection Control Programs (definitions and terms, case examples)
  2. Criteria for effective IPC program and protection of staff
  3. Risk areas in healthcare (surgical sites, urinary catheters, IV catheters, needle sticks)
  4. Case study and group project assignment
  5. Role of the environment (Case study assessment)
  6. Surveillance systems
  7. Prevention of health care-associated infection (HCAI) through hand hygiene, patient care practices, isolation, and cohorting
  8. Decontamination (Cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, sanitation: Principles, Application, Technologies and Monitoring)
  9. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO)
  10. Evaluation of IPC Programs
  11. Hand hygiene program

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Certificate

Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.