Infection Control Guidelines 2019: Standard and transmission-based precautions
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Infection Control Guidelines 2019: Standard and transmission-based precautions

Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute

Hospital and healthcare staff must remain up to date on the use of standard precautions as well as transmission-based precautions in order to maintain safe practice and a reduction in health facility acquired infections.

Course Content

Hospital and healthcare staff must remain up to date on the use of standard precautions as well as transmission-based precautions in order to maintain safe practice and a reduction in health facility acquired infections.

Understanding the difference between the two styles of precautions and when to use them is of upmost importance for the practicing nurse.

The new Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare provide the road map for best practice in Infection Control and in this learning activity, you will be reviewing Section Three of the Guidelines: Standard and Transmission-based precautions.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Review Standard precautions
  • Define transmission-based precautionary measures
  • Revise the five moments of hand hygiene
  • Explore ways of reducing patient risk or infection