Infection Control


Infection control is a serious public issue and it is vital for healthcare workers and others working with the public to understand how to prevent infection. Every day in the United States, approximately 1 in 25 hospital patients has a hospital-acquired infection and about 755,000 of these patients will die each year (Magill et al., 2014). This course will provide you with knowledge about infection control and prevention in healthcare settings, as well as the basics of how diseases are transmitted, improper use of antibiotics, and specific guidelines on how to prevent illnesses such as influenza and Tuberculosis.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

0.75 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1619295

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

0.75 HOURS

Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

0.75 HOURS

This program is approved for 0.75 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163020.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-IC
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic concepts of infection control and why it is important.
Apply standard and transmission-based precautions to prevent transmission of various infectious illnesses and diseases like Tuberculosis and MRSA.
Describe various infectious illnesses and diseases and how they are transmitted from one person to another.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Transmission of Infection A. Scenario: Mary Doesn’t Feel So Well B. Chain of Infection C. Contact Transmission D. Airborne Transmission E. Bloodborne Pathogens F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Infection Prevention A. Hand Hygiene B. Standard Precautions C. Personal Protective Equipment D. Transmission-Based Precautions E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Infectious Agents A. Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) B. Tuberculosis (TB) C. Review D. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Mrs. Barut currently works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development. She has worked in psychiatric nursing for the past 13 years in acute inpatient psychiatric care, psychiatric home health, and at a psychiatric nursing faculty. Ms. Barut is board certified in psychiatric nursing and is a co-chair of the American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association’s Recovery Council. Her current position involves multiple roles including CE planning, provision of orientation and ongoing education for psychiatric nursing staff, monthly Psychiatric Nursing Grand Rounds, Psychiatric Nurse Intern Coordinator, and Psychiatric Nurse Residency Coordinator. Mrs. Barut has conducted numerous presentations regarding the care of individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Disclosure: Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC 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: entry and intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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