Infection Prevention and Control
In the United States, there are an estimated 8.8 million persons who work in healthcare professions. Healthcare workers may acquire infections from patients or other personnel, household members, or other community contacts, and transmit infections to them as well. Studies indicate that well-organized infection control programs can prevent one-third of infections acquired at healthcare facilities, yet only 6-9% are actually prevented because specific safe work practices are not followed. This course presents information about how infections are transmitted and methods for infection control.