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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Safe Work Practices

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

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Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

This program is updated to acknowledge that soap and water should be used by healthcare professionals when their hands are visibly soiled, before eating, after using the restroom, when caring for residents with known or suspected C difficile or Norovirus infection, and if there is a buildup of the alcohol-based hand rub.

Safe practices have been developed by OSHA, the CDC, and NIOSH to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals working in long term care be aware of and abide by these preventive practices. This is the fourth course in the five part series on Infection Control in Long Term Care and is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain the importance of performing proper hand hygiene
  • Describe and properly perform the different hand hygiene methods
  • Perform appropriate fingernail care
  • Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment
  • Demonstrate how to remove personal protective equipment properly
  • Describe considerations related to infection control safe practices
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 14 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014