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Details
CPD32m of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)48
First Published
Updated20 June 2019
Expires 20 June 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Environmental sources and reservoirs of potentially pathogenic microorganisms exist in all settings, including healthcare facilities. This Mandatory Training Module looks at the underlying principles of cleaning in healthcare and teaches how to reduce the risk of infection transmission among patients, healthcare workers and visitors. (It is advised that learners also complete the Ausmed Mandatory Training Modules on Hand Hygiene and Basic Principles of Infection Control.)

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognise that environmental surfaces contribute to the transmission of infectious diseases.
  • Differentiate between high-touch and other environmental surfaces, and plan appropriately for their cleaning.
  • Select, safely use (in appropriate sequence), and dispose, replace or store all cleaning items.
  • Safely and appropriately decontaminate surfaces soiled with blood or other potentially infectious materials.
Target Audience

The target audience for this module is any clinician, allied or healthcare worker working in the delivery of care or services in any healthcare setting.

Validation of learning

  • Regularly read all the relevant policies and procedures relating to infection control and cleaning in your organisation;
  • Ensure you have readily available copies of instruction manuals for correct dilution of detergents, etc.;
  • Discuss any concerns regarding correct ways to clean your facility with your infection control representative;
  • Ask your infection control representative to watch you correctly don and doff the personal protective equipment (PPE) you use when cleaning;
  • Ask your infection control representative to conduct an audit of your work.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

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Cathryn Murphy

Cathryn Murphy PhD is a registered nurse currently working for the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) as the ACORN Professional Standards Officer. In that role, Cathryn is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and promotion of ACORN's professional standards, which currently includes but is not limited to the Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (the Standards) now in their 15th edition, ACORN Professional Standards and the Practice Audit Tools (PATs). Cathryn’s career over several decades has covered senior infection prevention positions within the clinical, government, non-government and professional associations in her home country Australia and internationally. She is an Honorary Adjunct Assoc. Professor at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. For more than 20 years Cathryn has provided independent consulting services to a range of clinical, public policy, professional associations and commercial clients throughout the world. Career highlights include working in the USA at the CDC, consulting for the World Health Organization and serving as the elected APIC President in 2010. In 2016 Cathryn became the first non-North American to be awarded APIC’s esteemed Carole de Mille Award for lifetime excellence in and dedication to the field of infection prevention. She is currently a credentialled ACIPC expert, holds the US CIC certification and is a fellow of APIC and also SHEA. Cathryn’s passion for improving patient safety through better and smarter infection control and prevention is unrelenting. Cathryn’s ideas are innovative and practical. From 2019 onwards she looks forward to learning from and giving reliable, high-quality service to, her professional peers and colleagues particularly those involved in infection control and prevention and perioperative care and nursing. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

4.4
48 Total Rating(s)
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Jodi Mulvay
16 Feb 2020

reinforces what I already knew

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Irene Tienhoven
16 Feb 2020

Easy to follow intsructions on the different methods and purposes of cleaning

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Kaitlyn Wilson
11 Feb 2020

Great module for mandatory training

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Sophie Sorrentino
10 Feb 2020

Great resource!

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Tori Alexander
09 Feb 2020

This resource was easy to follow and understable.

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Cathy Wine
06 Feb 2020

Good

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Jacinta Marie Costigan
05 Feb 2020

The content was interesting and easy to engage.

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Diane koksal
04 Feb 2020

Was direct quick relevant to the point the short modules made it more accessible to do

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Patricia Heywood
02 Feb 2020

good

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Lesley Edge
02 Feb 2020

Excellent. Thank you.