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Infection Prevention and Control for                   Caregivers and Families  

Keeping you and loved ones safe from infection

Best practices in infection prevention and control for caregivers and families

Course Overview

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COVID-19 has shown us how quickly infection can spread and the importance of keeping our loved ones safe. Infection Prevention and Control for Caregivers and Families is a free online, self-paced course that helps you acquire skills and knowledge for managing the prevention and control of infection.

Recognized by healthcare professionals and associations across Canada, this course will help you learn best practice techniques in infection control to use at home and in community settings such as hospitals and long-term care homes, respecting that every institutional setting also has its own practices.

What you’ll learn

  • Important terms and concepts such as infection and germs
  • Hand hygiene and handwashing best practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masking
  • Environmental cleaning​
  • Navigating infection realities during the pandemic

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a co-branded McMaster Continuing Education and Desire2Learn Open Courses Certificate of Completion to recognize your achievement.

 

Who should take this program? 

This ​program is ideal for caregivers and family members interested in learning about best practices in infection prevention and control. ​Course content is suitable for caregivers with limited knowledge as well as experienced caregivers looking to brush up on their skills.

The course is also a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners and essential service workers.

 

Get started and register today 

Register in two quick steps:

  1. Complete the registration form here.
  2. Once completed, you will receive an email to create an account in Desire2Learn (D2L), our learning platform. Create an account to access the program.

REGISTER HERE

Infection Prevention and Control for Caregivers and Families ​is an open enrolment course. You can sign up and start at any time​. The ​learning platform allows you to work at your own pace, guides you through modules, and directs you to a wide variety of helpful resources.

 

What you’ll need

This online ​course requires access to a computer and the internet to participate.

Learn best practices in infection prevention and control, and keep you and your care recipient safe.  

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McMaster Continuing Education wishes to thank  The Ontario Caregiver Organization and Healthcare Excellence Canada for their support of the Infection Prevention and Control for Caregivers and Families course.​

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