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REGULATORY

REG118 - Infection Control for Direct Care Personnel (1.0 HR)

 

Purpose: Health care providers and others employed within health care facilities will learn about infection control measures including precautions, transmission-based (isolation) precautions, handwashing, personal protective equipment, sterilization, and disinfection. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe basic infection control measures, including the importance of handwashing; 2. Discuss clean (uncontaminated) versus dirty (contaminated) equipment and supplies and how to handle each; 3. Explain the difference between standard precautions and transmission-based precautions and when to use each; 4. Review how and when to use personal protective equipment (PPE). Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.