Unit 1: Best Practices in Infection Control in Ambulatory Care Settings: Basic Infection Prevention and Control Principles to Guide Practice (noncredit)
Basic Infection Prevention and Control Principles to Guide Practice
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and outbreaks in a variety of Ambulatory Care Settings have been a particular concern by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since 2009. Investigations of these outbreaks and HAIs have shown they could have been prevented by following basic principles and evidence-based practices for infection prevention and control. This session will provide information related to blood borne pathogens, hand hygiene, standard precautions including proper use of personal protective equipment, respiratory hygiene, safe medication and injection practices and other important infection control issues.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to
- Identify at least two reasons why HAIs in ambulatory care settings are a major concern.
- Name the blood-borne pathogens that have caused outbreaks in ambulatory care settings.
- Verbalize the meaning of the “One and Only Campaign.”
- Explain at least two advantages of Standard Precautions.
To complete this course, you will need the following:
- Internet access with sufficient bandwidth to watch videos.
- Speakers or headphones to listen to the videos.
- A way to print your completion certificate at the end of the course.
Canvas and Mobile Access
This course content is presented in a learning management system called Canvas. Within Canvas, you will watch videos, review presentations and read articles as well as take quizzes and ask questions. If you are new to Canvas, you may want to review Getting Started in Canvas.Canvas also has apps for phones and tablets on both iOS and Android. You can view a short video detailing mobile apps at our Getting Started in Canvas page.
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Instructor information and Conflict of interest disclosures
Eddie R. Hedrick, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, senior epidemiology specialist, emerging infections coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS), Jefferson City presents the information in the course. He has disclosed no relevant financial relationships and no conflict of interest in presenting this information. No investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration will be discussed. Mr. Hedrick recently retired and now serves as a consultant to MDHSS.
Online Netiquette and Discourse
Your instructor and fellow participants wish to foster a safe online learning environment. All opinions and experiences, no matter how different or controversial they may be perceived, must be respected in the tolerant spirit of academic discourse. You are encouraged to comment, question, or critique an idea, but you are not to attack an individual.
Our differences, some of which are outlined in the University's nondiscrimination statement below, will add richness to this learning experience. Please consider that sarcasm and humor can be misconstrued in online interactions and generate unintended disruptions. Working as a community of learners, we can build a polite and respectful course ambiance. (adapted from Online Teaching Foundations)
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This course content is presented in a format called Canvas Learning System. Within Canvas, you will watch videos, review presentations and read articles as well as take quizzes and ask questions all within the Canvas system. If you are new to Canvas, you may want to review Getting Started in Canvas.