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    Jun 25, 2021  
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AHE 193 - Infection Prevention and Control



2.0 Credits
Course covers industry regulations and established practices used for central sterile processing. Topics include an overview of federal agencies and professional organizations; the principles of asepsis, personal hygiene, and attire; managing the spread of bacteria and elements of transmission; and the chain of infection.  
Prerequisite AHE 110, AHE 116, and BSTEC 104.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of infection control practices in maintaining the safety of health care professionals, patients and other in the health care environment.
  2. Identify common pathogens found in the medical setting and the precautionary measures health care workers take to minimize the risk of contracting diseases.
  3. Identify industry regulations and best practice standards common in the sterile processing field and the organizations responsible for setting the regulations and standards.
  4. Explain the chain of infection and how to disrupt it to prevent the spread of disease.
  5. Define aseptic technique and describe aseptic techniques used in Central Sterile Processing.



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