I'm New to Infection Prevention: Now What? A Guidebook to the First Year

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Environment of Care
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner shall be able to:

  • Describe the multi-disciplinary background of infection preventionists and current challenges across healthcare
  • Explain the fundamentals of acute care Infection Prevention (IP)
  • Outline cleaning and disinfection definitions alongside product selection
  • Recite the significance of NHSN reporting and tools, isolation precautions, rounding and outbreak response
  • Identify regulatory and accreditation agencies within the acute care setting as well as CMS requirements/Pay for Performance Program
  • Employ the APIC Competency Model in daily practice

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