Infection Prevention and Control
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is one of the crucial concerns in today’s health care system. It is considered as an essential standard of quality and safety for all health care facilities. Performing infection prevention and control measures within the healthcare services is vital to provide safe and effective care.
Nationally, many outbreaks occurred in the healthcare facilities with secondary transmission of infections to patients and health care worker. Lack of infection control knowledge and competencies is one of the main attributes to increase rates of health care associated infections and as a result increase mortality, morbidity and health care cost.
Identify new and emerging infections
Classify healthcare associated infections and management strategies
Cite the types of multi-drug resistant organisms commonly encountered in health centers and hospitals
Recount the methods and tools available for personal protection from infection and how to prevent transmission between patients
Demonstrate correct methods of donning, doffing and disposal of personal protective equipment and of handwashing.