Infection Control: Essential Principles

Infection Control: Essential Principles 

Infection control is a serious public issue and it is vital for healthcare workers and others working with the public to understand how to prevent infection. The goal of this course is to provide all staff in healthcare settings with knowledge about infection control and prevention, the basics of how diseases are transmitted, and types of precautions to prevent illnesses such as influenza and tuberculosis.



$15.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-ALL-0-IFEP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Tennessee Department of Health

0.5 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

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

0.5 HOURS


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: CO2034323

Oregon Department of Human Services

0.5 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-IFEP
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic concepts of infection control and why it is important.
Apply standard and transmission-based precautions to prevent transmission of various infectious illnesses and diseases.
Describe various infectious illnesses and diseases and how they are transmitted from one person to another.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Transmission of Infection

Mary Doesn’t Feel So Well

Chain of Infection

Methods of Transmission

Contact

Droplet

Airborne

Bloodborne Methods

Review

Summary

Section 3: Infection Prevention

Hand Hygiene

Standard Precautions

Personal Protective Equipment

Transmission-Based Precautions

Putting on and Taking off PPE

Review

Summary

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!


Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer 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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