Course titleUnit I: Basic Infection Control Principles (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 1st 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 coveredWhy all the fuss concerning healthcare-associated infections in ambulatory care settings
Infection control and prevention principles to assist in reducing the risks of infections
-Transmission of infections
-Epidemiological triange
-Standard precautions
-Safe medication and injection practices