You will be interested in this not-for-credit course if you are a caregiver or just looking for online resources to better understand infection prevention and control.
This course provides important information about infection prevention and control (IPAC). If you are a caregiver, this knowledge will be important in keeping your care recipient and you safe. If you are not a caregiver, this knowledge is still extremely important. Divided into five modules, the course is self-paced and includes diverse learning materials, such as relevant readings, videos, short quizzes, and opportunities to practice various IPAC skills.
• The Caregiver Role and Infection Control
• What is Infection Prevention and Control
• Effective Hand Hygiene
• Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment
• Cleaning the Caregiving Environment
• What’s Next?
The goal of the course is to improve the knowledge, confidence, and skillset of individuals and caregivers in Ontario related to infection prevention and control. Individuals will learn how to:
1. Protect self and those they are caring for from infection
2. Perform hand hygiene correctly and confidently
3. Don and doff necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly and confidently in home and institutional settings
4. Maintain a clean and safe environment for care
5. Advocate for adherence to infection control protocols in home and institutional settings
McMaster University Continuing Education
Cost per student: FREE
Kathryn Adams, MScN, BScN, McMaster University Continuing Education
Christopher G. Nash, McMaster University Continuing Education
Michael Clemens, PhD, McMaster University Continuing Education
Lorraine Carter, PhD, McMaster University Continuing Education
With support from The Caregiver Organization and The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.
Registration is open from February 11,2021 until February 21 2023.