Unit 4: Best Practices in Infection Control in Ambulatory Care Settings: Review of State and Federal Regulations, Requirements, and Guidelines (noncredit)

  • Format: online
  • This course is offered by:
    Nursing Outreach
Fourth in our HAI series, this 30-day self-paced course recognizes all who work in healthcare to be familiar with the principles of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization.


Review of State and Federal Regulations, Requirements and Guidelines 

This self-paced course offers a general overview of survey/inspections for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), a review of common infection control citations and statistics for Missouri and the nation, and a discussion of the ASC worksheet.


  • Explain the overview of General Survey/Inspection.
  • Interpret the ASC Infection Control Worksheet.
  • Identify Infection Control Statistics.
  • Identify Common Infection Control Citations.

The unit includes

  • Brief demographic survey titled, "Tell us about yourself." This survey is for reporting purposes only, your responses will be kept strictly confidential and data will only be reported in the aggregate without any personal identifiers. You will take this survey at the beginning of all four units.
  • Message from Melissa Schaefer, MD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction to the course
  • Review of State and Federal Regulations, Requirements and Guidelines
  • Post-test
  • Brief evaluation of the course
  • Completion Certificate


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.

 Mobile Access

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. Canvas has apps for phones and tablets on both iOS and Android. You can view a short informational video at our Getting Started in Canvas page.

Sponsoring Agency

MU Nursing Outreach wants to thank you for enrolling in the Basic Infection Prevention and Control Principles to Guide Practice.  If you have any questions as you work your way through this series of courses please contact us at nursingoutreach@missouri.edu or by calling 573-882-0215.  We will continue to maintain our website with the most recent resources and updates so check it often.

 Instructor information 

The instructor for this course is Dean A. Linneman, Administrator, Section for Health Standards and Licensure, Division of Regulation and Licensure, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

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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