Standard Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Surfaces
What is personal protective equipment (PPE)? What should you do if a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluids? Learn about different types of PPE and how to properly clean surfaces to protect yourself, your patients and your co-workers from infection transmission.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: Safe Cough Practices Transmission-Based Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting
- Supplemental materials: N/A
About this course
This self-study course introduces learners to personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe surfaces, two components of Standard Precautions. After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of types and use of PPE in the ambulatory setting and when and how to treat potentially contaminated surfaces. The course may be taken in more than one sitting.
What you'll learn
After completing this course, you will be able to...
- Recognize commonly used personal protective equipment
- Recall actions to take is a surface may have been exposed to patient body fluid
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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