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Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes 

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Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

Gain knowledge of effective cleaning and disinfection protocols to reduce the risk of infection.


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Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes
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Who should do this course?

Frontline healthcare workers responsible for direct patient care and implementing infection prevention measures.

Individuals responsible for the overall management and operations of nursing home facilities.

What are the course deliverables?


  • Define the basic principles of infection prevention and control.
  • Understand the chain of infection and how infections spread in nursing home environments.
  • Identify common infections and infectious diseases prevalent in nursing homes, including their causes, symptoms, and modes of transmission.
  • Understand the risk factors that make nursing home residents more susceptible to infections.
  • Learn to implement standard precautions, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, and respiratory hygiene.
  • Understand the importance of proper handwashing techniques and the appropriate use of gloves, gowns, masks, and other protective gear.


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Learn about the role of environment in disease transmission and how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria and other infections in your facility.

Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes Introduction

1.1 Defining antibiotic resistance

1.2 Understanding antibiotic resistance

1.3 Understanding how antibiotic resistant bacteria spread

1.4 Controlling the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Module Evaluation

Module 1 Quiz

Isolation Precautions

2.1 The chain of infection

2.2 Review of Standard Precautions

2.3 Contact Precautions

2.4 Droplet Precautions

2.5 Airborne Precautions

Module Evaluation

Module 2 Quiz

Safe Injection Practices

3.1 The Big Picture

3.2 Safe Injection Practices

3.3 Safe Diabetes Care

Module Evaluation

Module 3 Quiz

Environmental Disinfection

4.1 The role of the environment in disease transmission

4.2 How to clean the environment effectively

4.3 Monitoring the effectiveness of cleaning

4.4 Cleaning hard to kill pathogens: C. difficile and Norovirus

Module Evaluation

Module 4 Quiz

UTI Prevention in Nursing Homes

5.1 Epidemiology of UTIs

5.2 Diagnosing a UTI

5.3 Treating UTIs

5.4 Prevention of UTIs

Module Evaluation

Module 5 Quiz

C. difficile Prevention in Nursing Homes

6.1 Epidemiology of C. difficile

6.2 Development of C. difficile Infection

6.3 Cross-transmission of C. difficile

6.4 Control and Prevention of C. difficile

Module Evaluation

Module 6 Quiz

Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes
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    May 25, 2024
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    Other: These include standard precautions (hand hygiene, PPE, injection safety, environmental cleaning, and respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette) and transmission-based precautions (contact, droplet, and airborne
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