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Infection Control for Caregivers and Families

McMaster University via Desire2Learn


This course provides important information about infection prevention and control (IPAC). If you are a caregiver, this knowledge will be important in keeping your care recipient and you safe. If you are not a caregiver, this knowledge is still extremely important. Divided into five modules, the course is self-paced and includes diverse learning materials, such as relevant readings, videos, short quizzes, and opportunities to practice various IPAC skills.


• Introduction
• The Caregiver Role and Infection Control
• What is Infection Prevention and Control
• Effective Hand Hygiene
• Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment
• Cleaning the Caregiving Environment
• What’s Next?


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