Infection Control: New York State Mandatory Course

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 this 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. 


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: 4/30/2020
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.
Discuss the basics of sepsis and related evaluation and management strategies for sepsis.

Infection Control: New York State Mandatory Course

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Legal Requirements





Section 3: Element 1

Standards of Professional Conduct

Rules, Regulations, and Organizations

Implications of Professional Conduct Standards

Consequences of Professional Misconduct



Section 4: Element 2

The Chain of Infection

Exposure Outcomes

Prevention Strategies



Section 5: Element 3

High Risk Practices & Procedures

Preventing Disease Transmission from HCP to Patient

Preventing Disease Transmission from Patient to HCP

Engineering Controls



Section 6: Element 4

Barriers and PPE

Common PPE

CDC Guidelines



Section 7: Element 5

Universal Principles

Contamination Potential

Cleaning Contaminated Items

Level of Reprocessing Sequence

Reprocessing Effectiveness

Contamination Risks



Section 8: Element 6

Occupational Health Strategies

Exposure risk education includes information on HIV, HBV, and HCV.


Post-Exposure Prophylaxis




NYSDOH Requirements

Evaluation of HCWs




Section 9: Element 7

What is Sepsis?

Signs and Symptoms

Evaluation and Management

Common Causes of Sepsis

Education Needs

Section 10: Conclusion



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.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post -acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron is also an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer 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: Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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