Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety. Although significant progress has been made in preventing some healthcare-associated infection types, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (CDC,2018).
The most common way for transmission of infection is via healthcare workers' hands!. Therefore, following Standard precautions consider as a first step in preventing infection transmission.
This course will cover the basic infection control practices that apply to all patient care.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of compliance towards the basic infection control in preventing or reducing disease transmission
2. Demonstrate appropriate hand hygiene.
3. Implement the effective use of personal protective equipment to prevent or reduce the risk of infection.
4. Demonstrate the principle of Sharps safety and Safe injection practices to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of the blood-borne pathogen.
Online Recorded short videos