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Intermediate Course in Infection Prevention & Control

14.5 CEUs


Full course description

Course Overview

The Virginia Infection Prevention Training Center's Intermediate Course in Infection Prevention & Control is a comprehensive overview of healthcare-associated infection prevention strategies from standard practice through advanced or adjunctive interventions for special situations or populations. 

This is an on-demand course with a maximum of 14.5 CE credits. Students will be prompted to log in or create an account with Canvas in order to access the course materials. Students will have 45 days to complete the course once enrolled in the course.

Target Audience

Infection prevention professionals who have participated in and gained considerable knowledge through specialized infection and control training, and have minimal to moderate practice or fieldwork experience with infection prevention and control concepts.

Overall Learning Objectives

  • Articulate principles of infection prevention and control, including epidemiology, data analytics, pathogens and diseases, transmission-based precautions, hand hygiene programs, cleaning and disinfection, healthcare-associated infections, and environment of care.
  • Describe the role of infection prevention in meeting best practice standards and regulatory requirements across the continuum of care.
  • Identify the relationship between public health and healthcare across the continuum through collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health.
  • Discuss how to develop, implement, and optimize a Champion of Infection Prevention Program, a train-the-trainer model for infection prevention & control programs.


  • Infection Prevention Global Overview
  • Introduction to Champions of Infection Prevention
  • Hand Hygiene Program Implementation
  • Outbreak Investigations
  • Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Isolation
  • High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Using Data to Drive Action
  • Deploying a CHIP Program in Your Institution
  • Environment of Care
  • Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Prevention Programs
  • Prevention of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
  • Surgical Site Infection Prevention
  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
  • Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Prevention

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