Infection Prevention and Control
- : Online
This four-hour module has been developed for both enrolled and registered nurses to revise key aspects of infection prevention and control.
This module is interspersed with questions and activities followed by a quiz of 25 questions out of bank of 30 questions with a pass mark of 80% with three attempts.
As you work through this module you should identify your own learning needs through reflection on your previous nursing experience.
In undertaking this module you should always remember to manage patients within the scope of your practice and work within local policies and practices.
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has taken all reasonable steps to maintain the accuracy and currency of the educational content contained in this e-learning module. However, should you become aware of any inaccuracy or deficiency with regards to the content of this module please feel free to contact us. We welcome your feedback.
Please also bear in mind that local policies and practices do change from time to time. As part of taking the initiative in your lifelong learning you should ensure you keep up to date with any changes that may affect you and your nursing practice.
By the end of this short module it is expected that you will have significantly added to your knowledge about infection prevention and control in such a way that it has influenced your attitudes and values regarding the merit of effective infection prevention and control polices, measures and behaviours.
On successful completion of this module it is anticipated you will be better able to:
- describe the responsibilities of health service organisations to minimise the risk of infection
- apply the principles of infection prevention and risk management to current nursing practice
- summarise the ‘chain of infection’ and give examples of actions to break the chain in a healthcare environment
- discuss the treatment of multi resistant infections, and the appropriate use of different classes of antibiotics and anti-infective agents.