Infection Control for Health Care Professionals
COURSE TITLE: INFECTION CONTROL FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: To provide the necessary information as to how healthcare professionals can effectively prevent and control transmissible infections based on current infection control guidelines by WHO.
2.0 INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONS
3.0 INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES
3.1 STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
3.2 ADDITIONAL (TRANSMISSION-BASED) PRECAUTIONS
4.0 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (EMP)
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 4.0 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Introduction – Infection Control for Health Care Professionals
Healthcare professionals are probably the set of people with that have the highest risk of contracting various kind of infections with the slightest mistake which is why it is quite important for them to be at ‘alert’. Looking back through the years and examining the new infections that have broken out and occurred to people, then the need for efficient infection control programmes in all health care settings and capacity building for health care workers cannot be overemphasized. Imagine if healthcare professionals now start dying regularly from infections that they themselves are trying to control, that would be discouraging and disheartening right? That means the likelihood of these infections being controlled becomes greatly reduced thus increasing the chances of mortality.
An infection control programme puts together various practices which, when used appropriately, restricts the spread of infection. However, a breach or slight deviation from a particular set of infection control practices can hold dire consequences as that will likely facilitate transmission of infection from patients to healthcare workers, other patients and attendants. It is therefore important for all healthcare workers, patients, their family members, friends and close contacts to adhere to the laid-down infection control guidelines strictly. It is also imperative for healthcare administrators to ensure implementation of the necessary infection control programme in healthcare facilities.
- Lecture 1.1 Introduction – Infection Control for Health Care Professionals Preview
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- Lecture 1.3 Infection control practices Locked
- Lecture 1.4 Standard precautions Locked
- Lecture 1.5 Additional (transmission-based) precautions Locked
- Lecture 1.6 Environmental Management Practices (EMP) Locked
- Lecture 1.7 References – Infection Control for Health Care Professionals Locked
- Quiz 2.1 Infection Control for Health Care Professionals – Quiz Locked
Easy to understand; straight and to the point.