Infection Prevention and Control course: The Basics for Medical Doctors
Infection Prevention and Control - The Basics
Infection Prevention and Control - The Basics course is targeted at healthcare workers in clinical or acute care. The goal of this training is to reduce healthcare associated infections as a part of infection prevention professional development.
This course is primarily focused on healthcare associated infections (HAIs). These are infections that are acquired in healthcare settings or that occur as a result of care or treatment. HAIs are the most common complication affecting hospital patients. They are also common in other healthcare settings, such as GP clinics, dental clinics and long-term care facilities - for example residential aged care facilities.
This course has been developed to give the learner an understanding of what infection is, how infection occurs in healthcare settings, and some of the steps they can take to start controlling the risk of infection.
Infection Prevention and Control Suite of 3 Courses
Infection Prevention and Control - The Basics is the first online course in Kineo’s Infection Prevention and Control Suite of courses. The other course titles in this suite are:
- Infection Prevention and Control - Standard Precautions
- Infection Prevention and Control - Transmission Based Precautions
It is recommended that these three courses are done in the order listed.
Another course commonly assigned to learners in addition to this suite is Hand Hygiene for Healthcare Workers.
This course may be suitable for all healthcare workers. It is specifically designed for clinical staff.
This course provides training in the following areas.
- Basic microbiology.
- What an infection is.
- The body’s defence mechanisms against infection.
- What healthcare associated infections are.
- The chain of infection.
- An introduction to infection prevention and control measures used to minimise. infection transmission risk.
Infection Prevention and Control - The Basics is a focused online training course featuring the following.
- 35 minutes course duration
- Interactive activities
- Video content
- Look and feel specific to a healthcare environment
- Accessibility functionality for WCAG AA compliance
- Full course voiceover
- Assessments at the end of each section
- Certificate of completion
- Adaptics - Kineo’s pre-assessment technology
This course is created in collaboration with a recognised subject matter expert and infection control professional.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) endorses this course as meeting their standards for educational quality and usability, with the content having been developed by an appropriately credentialed subject matter expert.
Successful completion of this course may count towards CPD points.
Endorsed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).
The AHHA endorses this course as meeting AHHA’s standards for educational quality and usability with the content having been developed by an appropriately credentialed subject matter expert.