- Program: Practical Nursing
- Course: Infection Control
- Course #: NURS1143
- Total Credits: 1
Course DescriptionUtilizing a fully on-line course format, the student will learn about different infectious organisms and their influence on the human body. The student will review the history of infection control, discover how the disease process works and investigate how the complex immune system functions. Standard and transmission-based precautions will be discussed. Methods to enhance immunity and assist in the prevention of disease transmission will be covered. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the body's defense mechanisms against infection
Recognize and discuss modern infection control threats
Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment
Develop an understanding of the chain of infection
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