Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Infection Prevention Programs
    1. Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    2. Competency and Certification of Infection Preventionists
    3. Education and Training
    4. Accrediting and Regulatory Agencies
    5. Infection Prevention and Behavioral Interventions
    6. Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology
    7. Product Evaluation
    8. Legal Issues
    9. Staffing
  2. Epidemiology, Surveillance, Performance, and Patient Safety Measures
    1. General Principles of Epidemiology
    2. Surveillance
    3. Outbreak Investigations
    4. Use of Statistics in Infection Prevention
    5. Process Control Charts
    6. Risk-Adjusted Comparisons
    7. Quality Concepts
    8. Performance Measures
    9. Patient Safety
    10. Qualitative Research Methods
    11. Research Study Design
  3. Microbiology and Risk Factors for Transmission
    1. Risk Factors Facilitating Transmission of Infectious Agents
    2. Microbial Pathogenicity and Host Response
    3. The Immunocompromised Host
    4. Microbiology Basics
    5. Laboratory Testing and Diagnostics
    6. Antimicrobials and Resistance
  4. Basic Principles of Infection Prevention Practice
    1. Hand Hygiene
    2. Standard Precautions
    3. Isolation Precautions (Transmission-based Precautions)
    4. Aseptic Technique
    5. Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
    6. Reprocessing Single-Use Devices
  5. Prevention Measures for Healthcare-Associated Infections
    1. Urinary Tract Infection
    2. Intravascular Device Infection
    3. Infections in Indwelling Medical Devices
    4. Pneumonia
    5. Surgical Site Infection
  6. Infection Prevention for Specialty Care Populations
    1. Burns
    2. Dialysis
    3. Geriatrics
    4. Neonates
    5. Pediatrics
    6. Perinatal Care
    7. Infection Prevention in Oncology and other Immunocompromised Patients
    8. Solid Organ Transplantation
    9. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
    10. Nutrition and Immune Function
  7. Infection Prevention for Practice Settings and Service-Specific Patient Care Areas
    1. Ambulatory Care
    2. Behavioral Health
    3. Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology
    4. Correctional Facilities
    5. Child Care Services
    6. Dental Services
    7. Emergency and Other Pre-hospital Medical Services
    8. Endoscopy
    9. Home Care
    10. Hospice and Palliative Care
    11. Imaging Services and Radiation Oncology
    12. Intensive Care
    13. Interventional Radiology
    14. Long-Term Care
    15. Long-Term Acute Care
    16. Ophthalmology Services
    17. Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    18. Postmortem Care
    19. Rehabilitation Services
    20. Respiratory Care Services
    21. Surgical Services
  8. Healthcare-Associated Pathogens and Diseases
    1. Xenotransplantation
    2. Biofilms
    3. Bordetella pertussis
    4. Clostridium difficile Infection and Pseudomembranous Colitis
    5. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Diseases
    6. Central Nervous System Infection
    7. Enterobacteriaceae
    8. Enterococci
    9. Environmental Gram-Negative Bacilli
    10. Fungi
    11. C: Diarrheal Diseases: Parasitic
    12. Herpes Virus
    13. HIV/AIDS
    14. Influenza
    15. Foodborne Illnesses
    16. Legionella pneumophila
    17. Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)
    18. Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    19. Neisseria meningitidis
    20. Parvovirus
    21. Rabies
    22. Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    23. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    24. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    25. Staphylococci
    26. Streptococci
    27. Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria
    28. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
    29. Viral Hepatitis
    30. West Nile Virus
    31. Parasites
  9. Infection Prevention for Occupational Health
    1. Occupational Health
    2. Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
    3. Volunteers, Contract Workers, and Other Nonemployees Who Interact with Patients
    4. Immunization of Healthcare Personnel
    5. Pregnant Healthcare Personnel
    6. Minimizing Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids
  10. Infection Prevention for Support Services and the Care Environment
    1. Sterile Processing
    2. Environmental Services
    3. Laboratory Services
    4. Nutrition Services
    5. Pharmacy Services
    6. Healthcare Textile Services
    7. Maintenance and Engineering
    8. Waste Management
    9. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
    10. Water Systems Issues and Prevention of Waterborne Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Facilities
    11. Construction and Renovation
  11. Community-based Infection Prevention Practices
    1. Public Health
    2. Travel Health
    3. Emergency Management
    4. Infectious Disease Disasters: Bioterrorism, Emerging Infections, and Pandemics
    5. Animal Research and Diagnostics
    6. Animals Visiting in Healthcare Facilities
    7. Body Piercing, Tattoos, and Electrolysis