Module 6
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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 17

Learning Objectives:

• Describe one (1) reason why good air handling is important in healthcare settings.

• Discuss how ventilation works to reduce the spread of respiratory infections in healthcare settings.

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

 

This video addresses ventilation: what it is, why it is important, and how good air movement and air quality in healthcare help reduce the risk of germs spreading, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The video also explains and compares indoor and outdoor air movement.

Episode 18

Learning objectives:

•Discuss why good air handling is important for infection control in healthcare.

•Explain why it is important not to take steps to improve ventilation yourself, without working with the facility’s building or maintenance staff who are in charge of air handling and ventilation.

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

This video discusses the importance of good air handing in healthcare settings, which can help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, spreading to patients and others. The video addresses air changes in healthcare settings and explains why it is important to check with the building’s engineering or maintenance staff before making changes to the ventilation in a room.

Episode 23

Learning objectives:

•Explain how source control keeps germs from spreading.

•Discuss one (1) reason why source control for COVID-19 focuses on masking.

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

 

This video explains that source control keeps germs from spreading by stopping them at their source. The video describes that for COVID-19, source control focuses on masking to keep respiratory droplets out of the air. This applies to people with or without symptoms of disease, because people can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and not know it, and then spread the virus to others.

Episode 21

Learning objectives:

•Describe two (2) reasons why having clean hands is especially important in healthcare.

•Discuss two (2) reasons why hands are a main way that germs can spread in the environment.

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

 

This video reinforces the necessity of cleaning your hands in healthcare settings to reduce the spread of germs both from you to patients and the environment, and from patients and the environment to you. The video emphasizes that germs, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi, can spread easily from hands because hands are used so much, and they come into contact with many surfaces, devices, and other people.