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- Introduction: Need for Infection Prevention and Control Practices
- Constant State of Readiness
- Standard Precautions
- Standard Precautions
- Which is a TRUE statement about Standard Precautions guidelines?
- Hand Hygiene
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Engineering Controls, and Safe Workplace Controls
- Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard
- Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Incidents
- Exposure Control Plan
- Reacting to a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
- Which of the following scenarios does NOT describe a BBP exposure?
- Waste Disposal
- Infectious/Biohazardous Waste
- Sharps Waste
- A venipuncture procedure is performed on what appears to be a healthy eight-year-old child. Upon removing the needle from the child's arm, the self-sh...
- Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization in the Healthcare Environment
- Handling, Transport, and Storage of Clean and Dirty Linen
- Laundry/Linen Dos and Don'ts
- Transmission Prevention
- Transmission-Based Precautions
- Protecting Against Exposure to COVID-19
Level of instruction: Basic
Intended audience: All healthcare personnel.
Author information: Judi Bennett, MT, BSM is currently a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She has over 30 years of medical laboratory experience in an acute care hospital setting as a laboratory manager, senior clinical applications specialist, point-of-care coordinator, microbiology supervisor, and generalist technologist. Judi has experience speaking at various professional conferences and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications.
Reviewer information: Leah Westover, MPH, MLS(ASCP) is a Program Director for MediaLab Inc. Previously, Leah was the Director of Education and Outreach as well as the Medical Laboratory Science Program Director at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.
Reviewer Information: Daniel J. Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ) has over 25 years of experience as a certified Medical Technologist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Amherst and Buffalo, New York. Dan worked as a laboratory generalist in hospitals ranging in size from 75 to 800 beds before becoming a laboratory manager. After 10 years of lab management, he became the Laboratory Safety Officer for a system of more than 10 hospitals and over 20 laboratories and draw sites in the Tidewater area of Virginia.
Course information: This course intends to provide an overview of the importance of infection prevention and control guidelines and practices in the healthcare workplace.