Infection Prevention and Control: Standard Precautions

This training discusses the key principles in standard precautions of infection prevention in a clinical setting. It describes personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to use it properly, including putting it on and taking it off. We will also explore a case study outlining what happens when PPE is not correctly utilized.
**Instructions to access the course will be provided after you register.**
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • describe standard precautions in infection prevention;
  • describe how personal protective equipment (PPE) protects health care workers from infection; and
  • list the various types of PPE.

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for anyone working in a clinical setting or who is interested in the fundamental principles of standard precautions of infection prevention.
Instructor
Sarah Smathers, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
is the senior manager of infection prevention and control at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Smathers has conducted research in infectious diseases and infection prevention and has a special interest in the design of IPC programs.
Level
This course is appropriate for those with no or basic levels of experience with infection prevention and control.
Length: 18 minutes
Technology Requirements
A computer with high-speed internet connection is required to view this course.
For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.
Creation Date
This training was created in November 2022.