Transmission-Based Precautions

Transmission-Based Precautions 

This course presents the principles of transmission-based precautions and strategies to apply them in daily practice. It differentiates between transmission-based precautions and standard precautions, and identifies when and how to implement the appropriate precautions. All information is in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC (2007), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS (2016) guidelines regarding infection control and prevention. Your organization will have specific policies and procedures regarding how these types of precautions are implemented, so be sure you are familiar with your organization’s specific guidelines, as well.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

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


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731213

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

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


Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-TBP
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate between the three types of transmission-based precautions.
Demonstrate appropriate steps to maintain compliance with each type of transmission-based precaution.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Standard vs. Transmission-Based Precautions A. Meet Rosie B. Infection Control and Prevention C. Hand Hygiene D. Personal Protective Equipment E. Other Components F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Strategies for Practice A. Contact Precautions B. Droplet Precautions C. Airborne Precautions D. Remember Rosie E. Applying and Removing PPE F. Special Considerations G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Conclusion I. Summary J. Course Contributor K. Resources L. References M. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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