Infection and Prevention Control (IPC)  

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IPC Overview
Health Services Academy welcomes you to become an IPC specialist by getting self-paced online Infection Prevention & Control Course

The course curriculum framework and modules have been developed based on worlds best pedagogical practices and by top professionals. Our goal is to ensure that every participant has a productive and engaging experience with the program course work. This course is developed for Healthcare Professionals, Nurses, Doctors, and Infection Control Practitioners. In this course you will learn about Infection Prevention & Control requirements and its implementation in Healthcare settings.
The course consists of two sets of modules, the basic and advance modules. There are 15 modules in this course consisting of Lectures, support material and videos along with the assessment quizzes. The participant has to complete the quizzes at the end of each module to get the certificate. The passing percentage is 60%.
Every Module's material is divided into different parts i.e. Module is referred as M, Session is referred as S, Video is referred as V, Support Material and Quiz.
Material Coding Sample for Module 01, Module 01:  = M01, Session 01: = S01, Video 01: = V01, 
The objective of this course is to:
    • Know the basics of standard infection control Practices.
    • Describe the Chain of Infection.
    • Discuss the Basics of Microbiology.
    • Know the Transmission-Based Precautions.
    • Discuss the Patient Safety.
    • Describe the Injection Safety.
    • Know the Healthcare Waste Management.
    • Discuss the surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAIs) and Care Bundles.
    • Discuss the Cleaning & Disinfection of Equipment.
    • Describe the Infection Control for Housekeeping Staff.

 Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings. This site includes an overview of how infections spread, ways to prevent the spread of infections, and more detailed recommendations by type of healthcare setting.
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Module 01


    Overview of IPC
       Objectives:
           By the end of this presentation learners will be able to know
    • Background and History of IPC
    • Importance of infection prevention & control (IPC) in healthcare settings
    • Role of Health Care workers/providers
    • Infection Prevention & Control Program
    • Key performance indicators (KPIs) of infection Prevention & control (IPC)
    • Roles and responsibility of IPC team and hospital Management
    • Formulation and Role of IPC committee




      Module 02


          Basic Concept of IPC Practices
           Objectives:
        By the end of this presentation learners will be able to know the  
        • The difference between Colonization and Infection.
        • Chain of infection
        • Key terms and definition
          • Infectious agent
          • Reservoir
          • Portal of entry
          • Portal of exit
          • Mode of transmission
        • Basic Principles of IPC
        • Standard Precautions
        • Transmission based Precautions

          Module 03


              Standard Precautions
               Objectives:
                   By the end of this presentation learners will be able to know the,
            • Background and History of IPC
            • Importance of infection prevention & control (IPC) in healthcare settings
            • Role of Health Care workers/providers
            • Infection Prevention & Control Program
            • Key performance indicators (KPIs) of infection Prevention & control (IPC)
            • Roles and responsibility of IPC team and hospital Management
            • Formulation and Role of IPC committee




              Module 04


                  Transmission Based Precautions 
                   Objectives:
                • By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to know,
                • Review the Chain of Infection
                • Discuss Hand Hygiene Basics
                • Identify Routes of Transmission
                • Differentiate Categories of Transmission - Based Precautions
                • Discuss the role of Environmental Services in Infection Prevention
                • Contact Precautions
                • Droplet precaution
                • Airborne precaution



                  Module 05


                      Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
                       Objectives
                           
                    • By the end of this presentation, Learners will be able to know the ,
                      Objective
                    • Definition & Introduction of Cleaning, Disinfection, sterilization
                    • Cleaning method
                    • Spaulding classification
                    • Disinfection Method
                    • Sterilization Method
                    • Disinfectants solutions preparation
                    • Decontamination of endoscopes
                    • Transportation of soiled instrument from OT to CSSD




                      Module 06


                          Patient Safety
                           Objectives:
                        By the end of this presentation, learner will be able to
                        • Definition of Patient Safety
                        • International patient safety Goals:
                          • Goal 1: Identify patients correctly.
                          • Goal 2: Improve effective communication.
                          • Goal 3: Improve the safety of high-alert medications
                          • Goal 4: Ensure safe surgery.
                          • Goal 5: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.
                          • Goal 6: Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls.






                          Module 07


                              Safe Injection Practices
                               Objectives:
                                   
                            By the end of this presentation learners will be able to know the
                            • Safe injection
                            • Common Infections that can spread through unsafe injection practices
                            • Safe injection practices
                            • CDC Injection safety campaign.


                              Module 08


                                  Healthcare Waste Management
                                   Objectives:

                                By the end of this presentation, learner will be able to,

                                • Understand the definition, classification, hazards, types and sources of healthcare waste
                                • Understand guiding principles of healthcare waste management
                                • Understand waste segregation and handling
                                • Understand various healthcare waste treatment methods
                                • Understand disposal methods

                                  Module 09


                                      AMR and Microbiology
                                       Objectives:
                                           By the end of the presentation learners will be able to define

                                    • AMR & Microbiology
                                    • Key terminology
                                    • Mechanisms of Antibiotic resistance
                                    • Antimicrobial stewardship & infection control
                                    • Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs)
                                    • Role of diagnostics Microbiology in infection control






                                      Module 10


                                          Infection Prevention in Special Care Units
                                           Objectives:

                                          Module 11


                                              Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAIs)
                                               Objectives:
                                                   By the end of this module, learners will be able to
                                            • Understand Basics of surveillance
                                            • Explain the Hand hygiene compliance monitoring method
                                            • Know the definition and types of healthcare associated infection (HAIs)
                                            • Explain the CLABSI (central line associated blood stream infection)
                                            • Define the CAUTI (catheter associated urinary tract infection)
                                            • Define the VAP/VAE (Ventilator associated pneumonia /event)
                                            • Explain the SSI (Surgical site infection)
                                            • Define the Outbreak investigation and steps for controlling the outbreak
                                            • Demonstrate the method of gap analysis and Auditing of healthcare practices.


                                              Module 12


                                                  Surveillance of HAIs
                                                   Objectives:

                                                        By the end of this presentation learners will be able to,

                                                • Discuss the key terms
                                                • Know the importance and need of environmental cleaning in health care settings.
                                                • Discuss the significance of the environment in contamination.
                                                • Discuss the High touch and low touch surfaces.
                                                • Describe the Cleaning methods and material required.
                                                • Know the Spill management.
                                                • Discuss the Monitoring of cleanliness






                                                  Module 13


                                                      IPC and Covid-19
                                                       Objectives:
                                                           By the end of this presentation, students will be able to learn,
                                                    • Key terms and definition
                                                    • Introduction of COVID 19
                                                    • Sign and symptoms of COVID 19
                                                    • Transmission of COVID 19
                                                    • Prepare to Implement Basic Infection Prevention Measures
                                                    • Administrative control
                                                    • Engineering control
                                                    • Safe Work Practice
                                                    • PPEs (personal protective equipment)




                                                      Module 14


                                                          Collection and Transport of Clinical Specimens
                                                           Objectives:

                                                                By the end of this presentation learners will be able to,

                                                        • Describe the method of Urine culture collection techniques
                                                        • Discuss the CSF collection procedure
                                                        • Discuss the Wound/abscess specimen collection
                                                        • Describe the method of Stool Culture collection
                                                        • Know the Sputum Culture collection methods
                                                        • Know the Method sample collection from throat for Bordetella pertussis
                                                        • Discuss the Method of nasal sampling (Nasal carriers of S. aureus)
                                                        • Describe the Method of Nasopharyngeal swabbing for COVID 19
                                                        • Know the procedure of Blood culture collection
                                                        • Discuss the method of safely collecting of blood samples from patients suspected to be infected with Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus


                                                          Module 15


                                                              Occupational Health
                                                               Objectives:
                                                                   By the end of this presentation learners will be able to know the,
                                                            • Background and History of IPC
                                                            • Importance of infection prevention & control (IPC) in healthcare settings
                                                            • Role of Health Care workers/providers
                                                            • Infection Prevention & Control Program
                                                            • Key performance indicators (KPIs) of infection Prevention & control (IPC)
                                                            • Roles and responsibility of IPC team and hospital Management
                                                            • Formulation and Role of IPC committee

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                                                              Dr. Saeed Chaudhry 
                                                              0321-4456633