Senior Director of Infection Prevention and Control Genesis HealthCare
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The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the awareness and importance of basic infection prevention and control practices. This session focuses on infection prevention measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette and standard precautions which ensure safe care that prevents the spread of infection among our residents and staff and cross-contamination of equipment. Discussion will also focus on infection control practices such as transmission-based precautions and care of the environment used to halt the spread of infections and multidrug resistant organisms within the facility.
Discuss three basic infection control practices and why they are needed.
Explain the requirements for influenza and pneumococcal immunization.
Describe outcome and process surveillance.
List three infection control environmental practices.