Infection Control Personal Protective Equipment's Biomedical Waste Management
Created by Aruna Singh - Vocational Administrator
Students: 255, Price: Free
The infection control course is designed for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and Paramedical technicians and other healthcare professionals. The course includes infection prevention and control practices, the chain of infection, standard and transmission-based precautions, barriers and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and strategies for preventing the spread of infectious disease to healthcare workers and patients.
Expand your knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control
Get enabled to create infection control policies
Help bring down infection rates within your facility
Educate other staff about effective methods of infection prevention
Today, we know about pathogenic microorganisms and how they are transmitted, and we have a great deal of knowledge of the principles of infection control. Despite these advances, preventable infections continue to occur. Why, on any given day, does 1 in 31 patients in United States hospitals have at least one healthcare-associated infection? Why, on average, do healthcare providers clean their hands less than half as often as they should, despite it being known that hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent healthcare-acquired infection.
These questions indicate that infection control is not just a matter of knowing what is effective but that there is a strong behavioural element involved in the process of carrying out infection control practices. Both factors must be addressed if the absence of healthcare-acquired infections is the goal. To accomplish this, each healthcare worker should have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement effective infection control practices, which then may influence their perceptions and provide motivation to change behaviour.
It is also essential to reinforce continual improvement in infection control and prevention, recognizing that in the current healthcare environment there are factors that increase the need for ever more vigilance.