Standard precautions: Environmental cleaning and disinfection
The health care environment contains a diverse population of microorganisms and can be a reservoir for potential pathogens. If environmental cleaning is not performed correctly, then environmental contamination can contribute to the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms and health care-associated infections. Collaboration between infection prevention and control (IPC) and environmental services (EVS) staff limits the role of the health care environment in disease transmission.
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Información del curso

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Overview: In this course, you will learn the role of an IPC professional in environmental cleaning and understand how cleaning and disinfection prevents contamination of the health care environment.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe areas of collaboration between IPC and environmental services;
  • describe the health care environment and purpose of environmental cleaning;
  • identify differences between routine and terminal cleaning;
  • describe standard precautions to keep environmental services workers safe;
  • explain the function of cleaning agents and disinfectants; and
  • describe uses of environmental monitoring in the health care setting.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be issued to participants who receive at least 70% on the post-test. You have an unlimited number of attempts to meet the threshold.

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Requisitos para el certificado

  • Obtenga un certificado de estudios al obtener más del 70% del número máximo de puntos de todos los trabajos evaluados.