Infection Prevention & Control:
The Team Approach
This course is designed to review the key elements of Routine Practices and the Canadian system of infection prevention and control strategies that are applied by all healthcare workers in all healthcare settings. When applied by all members of the healthcare team, Routine Practices prevent the spread of infectious microorganisms to patients/ residents/clients, healthcare workers, visitors and others in the setting.
Module 1: The Chain of Infection provides an overview of the chain of infection and how breaking any link in the chain can help prevent the transmission of infectious microorganisms in the healthcare setting.
Module 2: Routine Practices introduces the different elements of Routine Practices which are expanded upon in subsequent modules. The module also describes a point of care risk assessment, which is central to decisions about Routine Practices and shows how a point of care risk assessment can be applied.
Module 3: Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment explains when and how hand hygiene should be done. The module also describes how best to protect yourself and the patients in your care by using Personal Protective Equipment appropriately.
Module 4: Environmental Controls describes these elements and reviews strategies to reduce healthcare associated infections that are related to cleaning equipment, environmental cleaning, waste management, Sharps Safety and more.
Module 5: Source Control & Education describes the components of Source Control and explains how strategies improve patient flow, manage visitors and promote respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette that will help reduce healthcare associated infections. This module also emphasizes the importance of education to health care workers, patients and visitors.
Module 6: Health Care Worker Roles & Responsibilities How does the application of Routine Practices vary according to the nature, scope and duration of contact with patients? While the principles remain the same, healthcare workers with “high”, “medium” and “low” patient contact will find that some elements are more applicable than others in their daily work. Module 6 illustrates the elements of Routine Practices that are most relevant for different groups of healthcare workers.
All healthcare workers who have any interaction with patients/residents/ clients or their environment in any healthcare setting and managers of these healthcare workers.
Each of the six E-Learning modules on Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices is followed by a series of questions designed to test your knowledge. You must receive a minimum passing grade of 75% after each of the modules. A certificate acknowledging your successful completion of the curriculum is provided by Georgian College.
Estimated Completion Time
E-learning modules are self paced; as a result the length of learning may vary from 20 to 60 minutes. Each module also includes bookmarking that allows learners to leave the presentation and return to the same screen.
On a yearly basis and reference as many times as needed throughout the term