Infection Control and Safety
This course introduces the concepts of infection control by examining modes of transmission and types of microorganisms. Proper IV preparation, sterile products, and patient safety relating to pharmacy practice will be discussed.A thorough examination of proper hand washing, basic first aid and CPR is included.
- Immunity and the immune system
- Microorganisms and pathogens
- Universal precautions
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- IVs, needles and syringes
- Patient safety
- First aid, CPR, and hand washing
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Describe immunity and explain the body's defense mechanisms.
- Describe the vectors for transmission of pathogens and identify the physical and chemical barriers to infection.
- Define and differentiate medical and surgical asepsis.
- Identify universal precautions and types of PPEs, and apply to sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization.
- Identify the parts of an IV, needles and syringes, and describe standards precautions to be taken when preparing IV admixtures.
- Perform proper hand washing, basic first aid, and CPR.