NY Infection Control and Prevention

NY Infection Control and Prevention

NY Infection Control and Prevention

NY Infection Control and Prevention

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This course is designed to satisfy the New York State requirements for infection control education every 4 years. The goal of the infection control training requirement is to assure that licensed, registered, or certified health professionals understand how blood borne pathogens may be transmitted in the work environment and recognize their professional responsibility for assuring that they, and those for whom they are responsible, apply scientifically accepted infection control principles, as appropriate to their work setting, to minimize the opportunity for transmission to patients and employees. In addition, the training should establish that failure to adhere to such standards can be considered evidence of professional misconduct and could lead to disciplinary action.

COURSE INFORMATION

1 hrsValid for 48 monthsCreated 2018-11-14Updated 2018-11-14

Course Objectives

  • Recognize and explain the benefit to patients and healthcare workers of adhering to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control.
  • Recognize and explain the professional's responsibility to adhere to and monitor scientifically accepted infection control practices and the consequences of failing to comply.
  • Describe how pathogenic organisms may be spread in healthcare settings.
  • Identify factors that influence the outcome of an exposure.
  • List strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms.
  • Describe how infection control concepts are applied in professional practice.
  • Define "engineering controls" and "work practice controls" identify how they can be used to prevent exposure.
  • Identify a hierarchy of exposure prevention strategies.
  • Describe specific practices and settings that increase the opportunity for exposure to healthcare workers and patients.
  • Describe circumstances requiring use of barriers and personal protective equipment to prevent patient or healthcare worker contact with potentially infectious material.
  • Identify the individual's professional responsibility for maintaining a safe patient care environment.
  • Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients.
  • Identify occupational health strategies for preventing HIV, HBV, and tuberculosis (TB) in healthcare workers.
  • Identify resources for evaluation of health-care workers infected with HIV and/or HBV.

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