Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens

Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens 

In this program, you will learn what causes infection, how germs are spread and what you can do to maintain healthy home care conditions both for yourself and the care recipient.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 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 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933644

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ICBP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Understand what causes infection.
Know how germs are spread.
Recognize the importance of hand hygiene.
Know how to protect themselves from germs.
Identify methods of disinfection in the home.

1. Understanding germs 2. How germs are spread 3. The importance of hand hygiene 4. Proper hand hygiene 5. Alcohol-based hand rubs 6. Personal protective equipment 7. Bloodborne pathogens 8 Housecleaning and laundry procedures 9. Storage of medical supplies 10. Personal hygiene 11. Signs and symptoms of infection Bonus feature! Nursing supply bag procedures

Instructor: Marion Karpinski, RN
Marion Karpinski, RN brings 40 years of nursing experience, much of which took place in hospital or skilled home care settings. By working with area agencies on aging, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, faith-based organizations, community colleges and other organizations, we have been able to reach greater numbers of providers. We have had a significant impact on the training of both family and paraprofessional care providers. Disclosure: Marion Karpinski, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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