Infection Control: State of New York

Infection Control:  State of New York 

This course follows the New York State’s Infection Control and Barrier Precautions education requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Health and approved for healthcare professionals practicing in New York.

The goal of this mandated training is to disseminate information related to the infection control and barrier precautions education requirements, ensure healthcare professionals understand and minimize the opportunity for bloodborne pathogen transmission, provide current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices, and discuss the disciplinary actions for not complying with the law. 


Hours: 4.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ICSNY
Hours: 4
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2026
Learning Objectives:
State the legal requirements for the education of infection prevention and control practices for healthcare providers in NY State.
Identify responsibilities related to infection prevention and control practices, and the consequences of failing to comply.
Discuss mechanisms of disease transmission and factors that influence the outcome of exposure.
Describe engineering controls, safe injection practices, and work practice controls.
Summarize strategies for preventing pathogen transmission of HIV, HBV, and HCV.
Explain the circumstances that require the use of barriers and PPE.
Differentiate the correct use and strategies for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.
Describe occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients.
Discuss the basics of sepsis and related evaluation and management strategies for sepsis.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Legal Requirements





Section 3: Element 1

Standards of Professional Conduct

Rules, Regulations, & Organizations

Implications of Professional Conduct Standards

Consequences of Professional Misconduct



Section 4: Element 2

The Chain of Infection

Exposure Outcomes

Prevention Strategies



Section 5: Element 3

High Risk Practices & Procedures

Preventing Disease Transmission from HCP to Patient


Preventing Disease Transmission from Patient to HCP

Engineering Controls



Section 6: Element 4

Barriers and PPE

Common PPE

CDC Guidelines



Section 7: Element 5

Universal Principles

Contamination Potential

Cleaning Contaminated Items

Level of Reprocessing Sequence

Reprocessing Effectiveness

Contamination Risks



Section 8: Element 6

Occupational Health Strategies


Post-Exposure Prophylaxis



NYSDOH Requirements

Evaluation of HCW’s




Section 9: Element 7

What Is Sepsis?

Signs and Symptoms

Evaluation and Management


Section 10: Conclusion


Course Contributor


Instructor: Kim Matthews, RN
Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Disclosure: Kim Matthews, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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