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Course Name: Basic Infection Prevention and Control for the Paraprofessional

Description
Preventing and controlling infections is a primary concern for health care workers. Learning about infection control and common sense work habits is important to meet the goal of controlling infections. This session is designed as an entry-level course for paraprofessionals learning about infection control. Common infectious diseases and protective practices associated with the diseases are discussed.
Objective
• State the importance of infection control measures.
• Describe the links in the chain of infection.
• Explain the purpose of the Employee Right To Know Law.
• Describe the importance of hand hygiene in the prevention of infection.
• State the various components of Standard Precautions.
• List three common infectious diseases.
• Outline steps to take control of the spread of infection in the home.

Contact Time
1.6 contact hour(s) based on 50 minute contact hour
1.3 contact hour(s) based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1.3 hours (80 minutes)

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of healthcare paraprofessionals, such as home health aide, nurse aide and personal care attendant.

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