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Disinfection and Sterilization in the Outpatient Setting 1 NEW

Infection Control > IC
This module is part of a 2-volume set. Part 1 provides knowledge of proper disinfection and infection control techniques of the equipment and treatment rooms.

Healthcare professionals are at risk of exposure to a wide variety of diseases through patients who are treated in the medical office. The equipment and treatment room surfaces are often exposed to blood and other tissues and therefore are at risk for becoming contaminated. If proper infection control is not in place, infections can easily be transmitted through the office from the blood or tissue of the patients being treated, as well as the surfaces that are touched. Therefore, infection control and proper disinfection and sterilization procedures must be followed to minimize the risk of disease transmission and provide safety to the healthcare professionals and patients they treat.

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations
  • how infectious diseases are spread
  • how to properly put on and remove personal protective equipment
  • how to practice hand hygiene
  • how to demonstrate disinfection procedures
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Disease transmission
Step 1.1 - Modes of transmission
Step 1.2 - Cross-contamination
Step 1.3 - Standard (universal) precautions
Step 1.4 - Healthcare professional exposure control
Step 1.5 - Viral Hepatitis
Step 1.6 - HIV
Step 1.7 - Other infectious diseases
Step 2 - Medical professional safety precautions
Step 2.1 - Hand hygiene
Step 2.2 - Personal protective equipment
Step 2.3 - Contaminated personal protective equipment
Step 3 - Patient safety care precautions
Step 3.1 - Common patient care item classifications
Step 3.2 - Specialized room and equipment precautions
Step 4 - Disinfection methods
Step 4.1 - Cleaning
Step 4.2 - Disinfectant levels
Step 4.3 - Disinfectant usage
Step 4.4 - Disinfection material storage
Step 5 - Waste management
Step 6 - Routine infection control procedures
Step 6.1 - Environmental procedures
Step 6.2 - Maintenance of sterilization equipment
  • Describe the purpose and limitations of disinfection.
  • Describe the methods of disease transmission.
  • Describe personal protective equipment (PPE) and barrier techniques.
  • Describe considerations for disinfection within the medical office.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for disinfecting.
  • Describe and demonstrate disinfection.
  • Describe the pre- and post-visit infection control procedures.
  • Know the correct post-visit considerations following disinfection.
  • Define and demonstrate correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

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