Module 1
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Theses videos are part of CDC’s Project Firstline. Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that have come together to provide foundational knowledge about infection control to anyone working in a healthcare facility. To stop the spread of infectious disease threats, it’s important not only to have this foundational knowledge, but to understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout the workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction

Episode 1

Learning Objectives:

•Understand the underlying goal of infection control

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member   

 

This session will cover basic concepts of infection control, how they apply to COVID-19, and how infection control actions help keep you, your patients, your coworkers, and your community safe. There are many infection control recommendations for COVID-19, and it’s important to do them right.  

Episode 2

Learning objectives:

•Differentiate between SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member  

 

This session will explain that SARS-CoV-2 is the official, scientific name of the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, which is the fever, cough, chills and other symptoms that people have when they are infected with the virus. There are other examples in medicine of a virus causing a disease with a different name, such as the disease chickenpox, which is caused by the varicella zoster virus

Episode 3

Learning objectives:

•Identify, and explain to others, the three (3) main parts of a virus

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member    

 

This session explains that viruses have two parts: genes that contain all the information needed to make more virus copies and proteins that protect the genes and help the virus spread. Some viruses - SARS-CoV-2 is one of them - also have a third part: an envelope made of special fats that protects the genes and proteins.  

Episode 5

Learning objectives:

•Describe three (3) steps showing how viruses use the cells of living things to make more copies of themselves

•Explain one (1) reason why infection control actions focus on keeping respiratory droplets out of the air and away from other people

•Explain how implementing effective infection prevention and control actions will improve your contribution as a team member   

This session addresses how viruses use cells in living things, including people, to make copies of themselves and spread within a body, and from person to person. When enough viruses have been able to get into our cells and make copies of themselves, the body recognizes that there’s an infection, and our immune system revs up to fight off the virus. The activity of our immune system fighting the virus is what makes us feel sick.