Infection Control: Preventing and Controlling Infectious Diseases, including COVID-19
Objectives: Discuss the impact of community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections. Define key terms related to infection prevention and control. Describe the chain of infection as it applies to infection prevention and control. Explain methods to prevent the spread of infection. Summarize the engineering, work practice, and environmental controls that protect against healthcare-associated infections. Identify barriers and personal protective equipment for protection from exposure to potentially infectious material. Discuss efforts designed to minimize the risk of occupational exposures to infectious diseases. Recognize suspected sepsis and methods to prevent it.
Description: Infection prevention and control practices, the chain of infection, methods to prevent the spread of infection, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), strategies to minimize the risk of occupational exposures to infectious diseases.