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Procedures and techniques for infection prevention and control are essential for good community health, to limit healthcare-acquired infections as well as control the general spread of epidemics and pandemics. A key component of this is basic hand hygiene which forms the foundation of infection control. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks, gowns and goggles allows healthcare personal to treat patients with communicable diseases while protecting themselves and others. The procedures for putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) of PPE needs to follow specific sequencing and techniques in order to ensure best infection control and prevention practices.
This course aims to provide insight into infection prevention and control and specifically reviews procedures and policies for hand hygiene and personal protective equipment
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- explain infectious disease in terms of direct and indirect transmission of microorganisms, susceptible persons, and standard precautions
- list appropriate strategies for environmental cleaning and disinfecting
- summarise the importance, indications and procedures of proper hand hygiene
- correctly identify the proper selection, use, and donning and doffing procedures of PPE
Mary Kaitlyn Victorio
Physioplus delivers interactive learning at convenience with just a click away. It amazes me that it is just within the reach of a lot of health care professionals, especially Physical Therapists. It is also a plus for providing certificates and accreditation units.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
As always, Physiopedia provided a course full of up-to-date information which is appropriate to the clinical setting. In this particular instance, this was the first comprehensive resource I found which covered all aspects relative to physios working throughout this pandemic and provided fantastic guidance in such uncertain times. The fact that the information was updated regularly in keeping with WHO information also meant that I have returned to the information time and again over the past few months.
An excellently prepared course!! I'm no longer ignorant about the right way to wear PPE, and there is also an increased sense of responsibility to protect myself as well as my patients and the larger community by doing it right to decrease the spread of HAIs
Physiotherapist, Saint Lucia
The prompt timing of this course has really helped me in my practice and care of infectious patients. A perfect resource during these worrying times!
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
Great to have a resource full of up to date and easily accessible information
Physiotherapist, United States
Excellent refresher that shows taking an extra few seconds even in a limited resources environment can drastically reduce HAI!
I am amazed at the amount of information, I learned doing this course. I am a physical therapist and I have a private practice. After doing this course, I feel more confident in providing safe care for my patients. This course is a must do for physical therapists!
This course, has helped me understand the importance of Infection, Prevention Control. Before doing this course, i was very confused and anxious about working with patients again. Doing this course has helped me gain the knowledge and information for me to a make better decisions regarding my practice, which helps me feel less anxious and more in control.
CHE YEUNG Abdul
I strongly recommend the courses provided by Physioplus as it improves your knowledge, skills, and they are easy to follow and enjoyable.
The course shares best practices developed from different reputable institutions in Infection Control and management. This is helpful for all healthcare professions for the course provide verifiable resources that can be reproduced for clinical and professional use.