This course was designed to prepare novice hospital-based infection preventionists (IP) for the initial phase of their work and educate other healthcare staff on the basics of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention. The course is not intended to be a substitute for a full three- or four-day fundamentals course recommended for all hospital IPs , but rather to serve as a bridge until such a course can be attended.
The objectives of the Basics of Infection Prevention 2-Day Course are to review the most important care practices for preventing the most common HAI and learn basic principles of HAI surveillance and other disciplines necessary to perform the job of (or oversee) an IP. The course provides thirteen (13) continuing education (CE) contact hours.Note: The course has been updated to include an acute care track and a new separate long term care track to meet the needs of healthcare workers in both areas.
All course materials, including references and resource tools, are easily accessible via this webpage. Click on each topic to view or print. (The 2019 course slides will be made available for printing purposes the week of the scheduled course).
Note: The HAI Program will provide a course agenda at the start of the course. We will NOT supply copies of slides or other handouts at the course. Please download or print materials and bring with you to the class. Also, please book lodging directly with your preferred hotel and not through a third party. Travelers are solely responsible for hotel policies regarding changes or cancellations for any reason.
HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov