Module 5
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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 16

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the difference between cleaning and disinfection.

• Discuss two (2) reasons why a surface that is not clean should not be disinfected.

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

 

This video explains cleaning and disinfection. They are often talked about together, but they are two different and important actions that keep the healthcare environment clean and stop germs from spreading. The video also describes why cleaning and disinfection are especially important in healthcare, and why a surface that is not clean should not be disinfected.

Episode 20

Learning objectives:

•Discuss why cleaning and disinfection are important in healthcare settings.

•Describe two (2) types of surfaces in healthcare that are cleaned and disinfected frequently.

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

This video explains that cleaning and disinfection are two different but important actions in healthcare settings because they keep germs away from people and keep infections from spreading. The video emphasizes that germs in healthcare pose risks for people, especially patients who might be more vulnerable to infection, and discusses examples of when it is important to clean and disinfect in healthcare.

Episode 22

Learning objectives:

•Describe why it is important to follow the label instructions on a disinfectant product.

•Discuss why the process of room turnover and equipment turnover should not be rushed.

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

 

This video explains “contact time,” also known as “dwell time” or “wet time,” which is the amount of time a disinfectant need to sit on a surface, without being wiped away or disturbed, to do its job of killing germs. The video emphasizes the importance of following the instructions on the label when using a disinfectant and waiting for the entire contact time to pass so that the disinfectant has enough time to kill germs before shared equipment is used again, or before a new patient can come into a room.