Standard Precautions in Heathcare- 2 Contact Hours



According to CDC, Standard Precautions are used for all patient care and are based on a risk assessment and make use of common sense practices and personal protective equipment use that protect health care providers from infection and prevent the spread of disease from patient to patient. Standard precautions include the use of personal protective devices such as gloves, masks, and gown. Standard precautions methods for healthcare workers are designed to prevent the spread of infections among patients and workers alike; on the healthcare continuum of care delivery from primarily acute care hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the standard routine precautions taken by health care professionals to reduce the risk of infection to patients.
  • Describe the chain of infection and use it to identify the risks associated with specific microorganisms able to cause disease.
  • Discuss the mode of spread of infection in the clinical settings.
  • Discuss the use of, and an indication of contact precautions, droplet precautions, and airborne precautions.
  • Describe standard precaution practice in the clinical setting.
  • Review patient and family education on infection control practice.

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 2 hours



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2 Contact Hours

2 Contact Hours

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