Infections from the flu, C.-diff, tuberculosis, and other diseases can become serious in the blink of an eye. These germs can become life-threatening for clients and their families, and they certainly are not something you want for yourself or to bring home to your family. To help prevent these germs from spreading, you must know the basics about infection control. Infection control is not just important for nurses. It is important for everyone! This course has been prepared with that goal in mind.
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 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: The Chain of Infection
The Chain of Infection
Portal of Exit
Mode of Transmission
Portal of Entry
Section 3: Breaking the Chain of Infection
Personal Protective Equipment
Keeping the Home Safe
Reporting an Exposure to Infection
Section 4: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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