Infection Control Preventionist Standards of Care and Certification Review
September 1 & 2, 2022
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Zoom Online Meeting

Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify current standards of Infection Control and Prevention in nursing practice and apply them to selected patient conditions.

    • Recognize the benefit and responsibility to patients and healthcare workers of adhering to infection preventions.
    • Recognize the professional's responsibility to monitor infection prevention and control practices to assure compliance.
    • Identify the factors which influence the outcome of an exposure to pathogenic organisms in healthcare settings.
    • List strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms and application to practice.
    • Describe specific high-risk practices and procedures that increase the risk of exposure to potentially infectious material and measures to prevent transmission.
    • Identify work practice controls designed to eliminate the transmission of bloodborne pathogens during use of sharp instruments.
    • Discuss the circumstances that require the use of barriers and personal protective equipment.
    • Define cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization with identification of levels of disinfection.
    • Recognize the professional’s responsibility for maintaining a safe patient care environment in all healthcare settings.
    • Recognize importance of effective and appropriate pre-cleaning, chemical disinfection, and sterilization of instruments and medical devices.
    • Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients.
    • Identify occupational health strategies for preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens and other communicable diseases in healthcare workers.
    • Identify resources for evaluation of healthcare workers infected with HIV, HBV, and/or HCV.