Caregiver Support Services Training

Preventing the Spread of Infection

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Caregiver Support Services Training

Description

Have you heard the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness?” The popular proverb can be found in ancient Hebrew and Babylonian texts but was coined by John Wesley in 1778 and highlights the importance of having measures in place to keep the environment where you care for your loved one or client clean. For example, routinely disinfecting the living space where your client or loved one receives care and washing your hands properly can prevent the spread of illness-causing bacteria and viruses.

In this course, you will learn about the difference between bacteria and viruses, with a focus on best practices for preventing the spread of infection, including tips about effective handwashing, applying and safely removing gloves, using hand sanitizer, and disinfecting your client’s or loved one’s living space.

What You Will Learn!

  • The differences between bacteria and viruses.
  • An overview of common bacteria and viruses.
  • Tips for preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses.
  • Best practices for effective handwashing.
  • The application and safe removal of gloves.
  • Conditions that affect or promote the growth of bacteria.
  • Six ways that bacteria and viruses are spread.
  • Who is at the greatest risk of developing an infection?

Who Should Attend!

  • Beginner

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Tags

  • Caregiving

Subscribers

32

Lectures

31

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