Infection Prevention and Control Basics for Non-direct Care Health Care Workers
The “Infection Prevention and Control Basics for Non-direct Care Providers” course teaches the principles of routine practices and additional precautions for the prevention and control of infections in health care settings. This course highlights the importance of the Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) and teaches the practices that will help health care workers protect patients, family/visitors, other health care workers and themselves.
The “Infection Prevention and Control Basics for Non-direct Health Care Workers” course teaches the basic principles of infection prevention and control within all healthcare settings that are used for all patients/residents/clients, and additional precautions which are used for patients who are at risk of transmitting infections. This course also focuses on the importance of the Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) and teaches risk assessment techniques to be applied in a healthcare environment. Upon completion of the “Infection Prevention and Control Basics for Non-direct Care Health Care Workers” course, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize how infections are spread, prevented and controlled using the Chain of Infection model
- Recognize the hierarchy of infection prevention and control measures used in health care settings to prevent spread of infections
- Identify and understand the purpose of the each of the elements of routine practices including point of care risk assessment (PCRA), hand hygiene, personal protective equipment(PPE), cleaning and disinfection, and others
- Identify key components of the Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) and applying it to evaluate the potential risk of spreading infections and implement measures to prevent spread
- Identify different types of additional precautions and applying specific measures to prevent spread of infections for patients/residents/clients who are at risk of spreading them.
It takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The passing grade for the test is 80%.
This course is appropriate for all health care workers whose roles typically does not include direct contact with patients and do NOT predominantly work in patient care areas. This includes, facilities maintenance, administrative staff, information technology and management (IMIT) personnel, medical device reprocessing staff, kitchen staff and others.