Infection Control and Prevention for Canada

Infection Control and Prevention for Canada 

As a healthcare worker, you’re responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of those under your care. Healthcare-associated infections can have significant effects on individuals’ health, safety, and well-being and can even result in death. And unfortunately, these infections are all too common. The good news, though, is that healthcare-associated infections are largely preventable. In order to prevent these infections, you must be familiar with infection control and prevention procedures. In this course, you will learn about healthcare-associated infections and the steps you can take to prevent them.

$24.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-CAN-SRC-0-ICPC

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CAN-SRC-0-ICPC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define three links in the chain of infection.
Explain two methods of transmission of an infectious agent.
Describe three ways to break the chain of infection.
Illustrate the proper use of transmission-based precautions.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Chain of Infection A. The Six Links B. How Infection Spreads C. Risk Factors for Infection D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Breaking the Chain of Infection A. Routine practices B. Hand Hygiene C. Performing Hand Hygiene D. Personal Protective Equipment E. Types of PPE F. Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette G. Sharps Safety H. Medical Equipment I. Environmental and Laundry Considerations J. Room Placement K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Additional Infection Control Considerations A. Transmission-Based Precautions B. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms C. C. diff D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED
Peggy is a Health Services professional with over 38 years of progressive Nursing, Education, and Health Management experience including Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Case Management, and Home Care Senior Management. As Director of Product Management, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre’s, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software product delivery including implementation and constant improvement of a provincial home care solution and assessment solution for the Province of Ontario. Peggy is highly skilled in all aspects of communication and education, including facilitation, presentations, Disclosure: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED 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 level General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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