How do you approach a patient with a cough? Learn how you can prevent the spread of respiratory infections.Enroll
- Audience: Designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices. Intended audiences are administrative and clerical staff; non-licensed clinical staff; non- clinical staff; facilities staff and volunteers
- Format: Self-paced
- Price: Free
- Length: 20 Minutes
- Credential(s) eligible for contact hours Certificate of completion
- Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
- Learning Level: Awareness
- Companion Trainings Foundations of Infection Prevention in the Ambulatory Care Setting Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: The Basics of Hand Hygiene Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Surfaces Transmission-Based Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting
- Supplemental materials: N/A
About this course
After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of how to prevent respiratory infection transmission. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.
What you'll learn
After completing this course, you will be able to...
- Recall two types of respiratory infection transmission
- Recognize the correct approach to patient with a cough
- Recognize patient symptoms that require additional infection control actions
Subject Matter Experts
David B. Banach, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine Head of Infection Prevention
and Hospital Epidemiologist UConn Health
Enrollment and Contact Hours
The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.
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