Course titleUnit II: Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization (Non-CE Credit)
Learning objective1. Explain why healthcare-acquired infections is such an important issue in the outpatient setting.

2. Discuss infection control and prevention principles that will assist in reducing the risks of infection in the outpatient setting.
DescriptionThis is the 2nd in a series of 4 courses under the overall topic of Best Practices in Ambulatory Care Settings. The purpose of the overall series is to increase knowledge and skills related to basic infection control practices specific to healthcare settings.
Topics coveredCleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization

Discuss all aspects of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization including the practical application of these principles in the outpatient setting. It will provide information that will assist in making decisions as to how to select and use the best agents /systems for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Reprocessing of instruments and devices will also be covered.