Infection Control: New York State Mandatory Course


This course follows the New York State’s Infection Control and Barrier Precautions education requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Health and approved for healthcare professionals practicing in New York. The goal of the mandated training is to disseminate information related to the infection control and barrier precautions education requirements, ensure healthcare professionals understand and minimize the opportunity for bloodborne pathogen transmission, provide current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices, and discuss the disciplinary actions for not complying with the law. This course corresponds to the Federal regulation F441.


Hours: 4.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

New York Department of Health


This course has been approved by the State of New York Department of Health. Provider number TP02043, for the following professions: Physicians, Registered Physician Assistants, Special Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Optometrists, with the following groups: employees and credentialed/affiliated professionals. This activity is approved for 4.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-1340
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
State the legal requirements for the education of infection prevention and control practices for healthcare providers in NY State.
Identify responsibilities related to infection prevention and control practices, and the consequences of failing to comply.
Discuss mechanisms of disease transmission and factors that influence the outcome of exposure.
Describe engineering controls, safe injection practices, and work practice controls.
Summarize strategies for preventing pathogen transmission of HIV, HBV, and HCV.
Explain the circumstances that require the use of barriers and PPE.
Differentiate the correct use and strategies for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
Describe occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Legal Requirements
A. History
B. Requirements
C. Review
D. Summary

Section 3: Element 1
A. Standards of Professional Conduct
B. Rules, Regulations, & Organizations
C. Implications of Professional Conduct Standards
D. Consequences of Professional Misconduct
E. Review
F. Summary

Section 4: Element 2
A. The Chain of Infection
B. Exposure Outcomes
C. Prevention Strategies
D. Review
E. Summary

Section 5: Element 3
A. High Risk Practices & Procedures
B. Preventing Disease Transmission from HCP to Patient
C. Preventing Disease Transmission from Patient to HCP
D. Engineering Controls
E. Review
F. Summary

Section 6: Element 4
A. Barriers and PPE
B. Common PPE
C. CDC Guidelines
D. Review
E. Summary

Section 7: Element 5
A. Universal Principles
B. Contamination Potential
C. Cleaning Contaminated Items
D. Level of Reprocessing Sequence
E. Reprocessing Effectiveness
F. Contamination Risks
G. Review
H. Summary

Section 8: Element 6
A. Occupational Health Strategies
B. HIV, HBV, and HCV
C. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
G. NYSDOH Requirements
H. Evaluation of HCW’s
I. Reporting
J. Review
K. Summary

Section 9: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning
Ms. O’Connor has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: medical/surgical, public health, and the operating room environment. She also was a clinical and didactic educator for a community college healthcare program. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. O’Connor successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in WV. As a Surgical Services Educator, Ms. O’Connor created and implemented a Surgical Technician program for non-licensed operating room employees in a highly respected community hospital. She also has been a nurse planner, with experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education courses for nursing personnel through the continuing education process. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. O’Connor is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Judy Dalzell, MS, RN
Ms. Dalzell holds a BS in Nursing and an MS in Adult Nursing Education. She has held many positions in nursing management and direct care in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Critical-Care Nursing, Home Health Nursing, and Geriatric Care. She taught Certified Nursing Assistant classes for 9 years in both a long term care facility and the public-school system. Disclosure: Judy Dalzell, MS, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services, Long-term Care, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
F Tags:
F880, F945
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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