Advance Principles of Infection Control for Paraprofessionals

Preventing and controlling infections is a primary concern for health care workers. Learning infection control principles and common sense work habits is important to meet the goal of controlling infections. New medical devices and procedures add an additional challenge to applying good infection control habits. This course is designed to provide the paraprofessionals with a review of standard infection control practices and procedures as well as more advanced information on various commonly seen diseases.

This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 70% or higher to pass the course and obtain a certificate of completion.

  • Identify 3 steps to take to prevent the spread of infection
  • State the 2 types of actions associated with aseptic practice
  • Identify 2 illnesses that an employee may have that prevents them from working
  • Outline the action steps under Standard Precautions Guidelines
  • Describe steps to take to control the spread of infection in the home
  • Identify steps to take when caring for the patient with HIV/AIDS
  • Name steps to take when caring for the patient with Hepatitis
  • List steps to take when caring for the patient with Tuberculosis
  • Identify steps to take when caring for the patient with CMV
  • Define Employee Right to Know
  • Describe common-sense protection against bioterrorism
Contact Time

1.6 Contact Hour: based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1.6 hour(s).

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of healthcare paraprofessionals, such as homehealth aide, nurses aide and personal care attendants.

Washington State DSHS CE Approval Code: - CE122664
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services approved this course for CONTINUING EDUCATION PURPOSES for long term care workers. 
Disclosure Statements:
Author Originating

Patricia Jump - RN PHN MA

Technical Nurse Consultant, President Acorn's End Training and Consulting. Patricia Jump received her Bachelor's in Nursing Degree from Winona State University and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary's University. She has over 25 years experience in the health care field and almost two decades of public speaking experience. As a professional trainer and consultant, Patricia conducts seminars across the country for all levels of employees in business, professional associations, educational organizations, churches, and government agencies. Additionally, she serves as personal coach, consultant, and retreat facilitator for home care leaders and organizations throughout the nation.


Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.


This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division located in Rochester Minnesota. Development was funded from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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Paraprofessional Health