This essential module provides caregivers with an overview of how infections are spread and how handwashing and PPE play an essential role in infection control. It describes standard precautions and provides information on contact, droplet, and airborne precautions. Caregivers will learn about the most common healthcare-acquired infections and how to help prevent drug resistance.
Outline events associated with the chain of infection and discuss your role in breaking the chain.
Discuss the importance of proper handwashing as part of your daily infection-control practices.
Describe the actions and PPE associated with standard and transmission-based precautions.
Explain how and why some bacterial infections have become resistant to drugs.
Demonstrate effective communication with all clients regardless of their special communication needs.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.