Up-to-date training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is essential for your safety and the safety of your patients. Complete our comprehensive online course curriculum to expand your knowledge on IPC guidelines, COVID-19 precautions, and best practices. Learn more about the implications of IPC practices and the rational and the science behind these guidelines. This free course curriculum covers a wide variety of topics across all roles and settings so you and your team can apply IPC best practices wherever you are.
COVID-19 and Infection Control:
This module will provide an overview of what makes COVID-19 an infection control challenge and how CDC’s recommended infection control practices work to keep disease from spreading.
This module examines how source control reduces the spread of respiratory infections in healthcare facilities and in the community, and how different types of masks work.
This module focuses on each piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) recommended for caring for patients with known or suspected COVID-19: what it does, how it works, what its limitations are, and what healthcare personnel need to understand in order to select the right PPE and use it correctly.
Donning and Doffing.
This module explains why it is important to put on and take off (or don and doff) your personal protective equipment (PPE) in a certain order, and the principles behind what makes a donning and doffing order safe.
This module describes why hand hygiene is so important in healthcare, why hand hygiene technique matters, and why hand hygiene should be performed at certain times.
Crisis Standards of Care.
This module explores the concepts behind providing safe care when the ability to provide the normal standard of care is temporarily disrupted.
This module describes why safety during triage is an important strategy for infection control, including for COVID-19, and how to implement safe triage strategies in healthcare.
Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions.
This module breaks down the elements of Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions, why they are important, and how to use your knowledge about them to keep yourself, your patients, and your coworkers safe.
This “back to the basics” module explains how disease spreads and how infection control practices stop the spread.
This module guides learners through ways to recognize infection risk at work, and ways to correct common errors that increase infection risk.
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection.
This module provides an overview of the role of environmental cleaning and disinfection in stopping the spread of disease, why consistent cleaning procedures are important, and how different techniques work.
As a nurse, having trustworthy, accurate information is vital during healthcare crises like COVID-19. These official CDC training materials are created by IPC experts for healthcare professionals. Learn PPE safety tips, infectious disease guidelines, how to speak to coworkers and patients about infection prevention, and more. Sign up today to learn how you can stop the spread.
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