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Infection Control: The Basics

This course provides an orientation on the chain of infection, common pathogens, the standard precautions and the types of controls used in your workplace to minimize pathogens. These components are the basics of infection control that are needed in all healthcare settings to protect the safety of patients and healthcare personnel. Practices in this course align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings.

This course meets the regulatory standards outlined in OSHA Act of 1970 29 USC 654(a) and aligns with ACHC and CHAP standards for home health and hospice.

Estimated Runtime: 15 minutes
Last Updated November 1, 2022
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Anne Pierce, RN, LNC, RAC-CT

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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