Infection ControlMaryland: Infection Control/Standard Precautions
Assisted Living Managers and Staff
(2 hours) Approvals: MD OHCQ

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Product Detailed Description
Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of Maryland Assisted Living Facilities
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for Assisted Living Managers and Staff. (NOT approved for the 20 hour or the 80 hour course.).

Introduction: People of all ages contract infectious diseases. As people age, there is an increased risk of developing an infection. The purpose of this program is to help caregivers of older adults prevent infectious diseases.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize signs of infection;
  • Remove hazards from the environment;
  • Prevent infectious diseases by increasing the use of prevention behaviors; and
  • Teach prevention practices, such as hand hygiene, to caregivers and older adults.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • The Risk of Infectious Diseases
  • Aging and Infectious Diseases
  • Understanding Infectious Diseases
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Preventing Infectious Diseases
  • Resident Rights

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Injury Prevention for the Elderly, a video/print training program consisting of ten modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Edward F. Ansello, PhD; Kenneth H. Beck, PhD; Norman K. Bohrer, MD; Claire S. Cole, MA, RN; Peter P. Lamy, ScD, PhD; Ruth K. Miller, MS; Nancy J. Osgood, PhD; James P. Richardson, MD, MPH; Margaret V. Rowe, RPH, PharmD; April L. Walker, BS; Jean F. Wyman, RN, PhD; and Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2R44 AG18678, Using CBT and the Web to Train Board and Care Staff.


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