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Infection Control and Prevention

Infection Control and Prevention

Infection Control and Prevention

Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175543

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Description

Infection control training for healthcare professionals, including responsibility for adhering to accepted principles and monitoring the performance of all for whom one is responsible. Reviews the mechanisms of transmission along with strategies of prevention and control. Coverage of controls, PPE, and practices to protect both workers and healthcare settings.

Objectives

Objectives
Summarize the most prevalent risk factors for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and their related sites of infection.

Identify and explain six essential elements of infection control.

Recall and explain each of the six links in the Chain of Infection.

Describe prevention strategies in terms of Standard and Universal Precautions, Transmission-Based Precautions, Contact Precautions, Droplet Precautions, and Airborne Precautions.

Explain the importance and proper practice of hand hygiene for preventing HAIs.

Discuss safe injection practices and sharps disposal as they relate to patient and worker health.

Outline the use of engineering and work practice controls to reduce the opportunity for exposure to potentially infectious material (PIM).

Demonstrate the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Define the principles and practices for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.

Spell out guidelines for post exposure prophylaxis.
Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC

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Marian McDonald, RN, MSN, CIC
on behalf of ATrain Education

Marian McDonald earned a BA in Education at Harris-Stowe College in St. Louis, Missouri and an AD in nursing from Santa Rosa Junior College in California. She went on to earn a BSN and an MSN at Sonoma State University. Marian is a clinician, mentor, teacher, and consultant. She is board-certified (CIC) in infection control and says she has been "chasing germs" for thirty years! Marian has helped to develop legislation and has served in local, state, and national organizations that promote infection prevention, disaster preparedness and response, and public health

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 4.00 Hours

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