An Overview of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Settings
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As illustrated by the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, audiologists and speech-language pathologists need to be informed about and implement appropriate infection control practices regardless of their practice setting. This course describes the fundamentals of health care epidemiology and infection control, including pathogen transmission, outbreak management, occupational health management, prevention, and management of various infections.
You will be able to:
- identify the need for basic infection prevention strategies in audiology and SLP practice
- develop a risk assessment to identify infection prevention strategies relevant to your practice
- describe the infection prevention strategies that are standards of care in SLP and audiology practice
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
This course is part of the Practice Management Learning Path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.