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Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities: Creating an Environment for Healing

Design decisions and thoughtful construction practices can play a significant role in controlling infections in healthcare facilities. This course begins with by reviewing how "hospital acquired infections" currently impact patient care − and operating costs − in healthcare facilities. It focuses specifically on how these infections spread and how proper selection of surface materials can help control infection. The course then describes how "green cleaning" practices and products can enhance infection control design decisions by improving overally indoor environmental quality. It also identifies effective strategies for controlling infection during construction and renovation activities. The course concludes with a discussion of where and how infection control and "building green" considerations intersect.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how infection control issues play a significant role in the efficient operation of a healthcare facility.
  • Describe the key factors that influence the spread of infection within a healthcare environment.
  • Identify the key elements for establishing an effective infection control program, including ‘green cleaning' options.
  • Describe specific infection control precautions to be taken during new construction and renovation activities.
  • Explain the overlaps between infection control programs and “build green” initiatives.

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit
 

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