Advanced Infection Control & Prevention
|The Advanced Infection Control & Prevention course will provide a comprehensive understanding of all scientifically accepted infection control standards. The course provides evidenced-based, latest statistical information and various infection control practices that ensure a safe, healthy working environment for both staff and patients in any healthcare setting. The course will also provide appropriate risk management on the COVID-19 virus infection and with this knowledge, they will be fully capable of safely managing infection risks and ensuring everyone’s wellbeing.|
Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
- Describe the need to be constantly aware and vigilant regarding infection control procedures and its methods to prevent it.
- Describe the chain of infection as it applies to infection prevention and control.
- Discuss the effect of community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections.
- Summarize the engineering, work practice, and environmental controls that protect against healthcare-associated infections.
- Identify barriers and personal protective equipment for protection from exposure to potentially infectious material.
This is a course designed for an audience of Health Care Workers in all Multidisciplinary Health Care Hospitals, Centers, Clinics, and Laboratories including Infection Control Practitioner, health care providers, supervisors of health facilities in medical and nursing, as well as to facility administrators.
What Will You Learn?
- 7 CME Credit Units
- 2-Year DOH Certificate
MODULE 1: Introduction to Infection Control
Define the Infection, the sources of infection, and understand the various ways that infection may be transmitted.
MODULE 2: The Chain of Infection
Explain the infectious disease process (Chain of infection): organisms; reservoir; portal of exit; mode of transmission; portal of entry; and vulnerable host.
MODULE 3: Infection Control and Prevention – Standard Precautions
Explain methods and precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
MODULE 4: Infection Control and Prevention – Transmission-Based Precautions
Implement strategies for Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions in healthcare settings.
MODULE 5: Sharps and Injection Practices and Waste Management
Describe the reasons and factors behind unnecessary and unsafe injection practices.
MODULE 6: Healthcare-Associated Infections
Understand the rationale for and develop policies and practices intended to prevent or minimize healthcare-associated infections in healthcare setting.
MODULE 7: Safe Environment: Waste Management, Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing
Describe the cleaning, sterilization and disinfection of Patient Care Items and its procedure.
MODULE 8: New Technologies in Infection Control in The Healthcare Setting
Understand the principles of and implement new technologies in infection control in the healthcare setting.
MODULE 9: Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care Workers Caring for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Covid-19
Understand the Interim Infection Prevention and Control recommendations and its role in the context of preparedness, readiness, and response.
MODULE 10: Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control in The Care and Management of Covid- 19 Patients
Identify the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during COVID-19.