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Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs

Session 1 : What Does It Mean to Recognize a Risk?  –Date-9/9/2022 at 1-2 pm EST

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of risk recognition, especially in healthcare.
  • Apply the concept of risk recognition to infection control actions

Session 2 : How Germs Make People Sick – Date-9/16/2022 at 1-2 pm EST

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the five elements needed for germs to spread and cause infection.
  • Describe the four most common pathways for germ spread in healthcare.

Session 3 : Recognizing Risk Using Reservoirs: A Review -9/23/2022 at 1-2 pm EST

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize tasks in healthcare that can cause germs to move between and among reservoirs.
  • Recognize when to apply infection control actions to limit the spread of germs.

Introduction to Reservoirs: Where Germs Live

Session 1: Body Reservoirs (for date and time and sign up link)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe four body reservoirs where germs live that are important for infection control in healthcare.
  • Explain how germs can be spread from each body reservoir and cause harm.

Session 2: Healthcare Environment Reservoirs (for date and time and sign up link)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe four environmental reservoirs where germs live that are important for infection control in healthcare.
  • Explain how germs can be spread from each healthcare environment reservoir and cause harm

Session 3: Body and Healthcare Environment Reservoirs: Synthesis (for date and time and sign up link)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe infection control risks associated with the human body and healthcare environment reservoirs, and pathways for germs to be spread from them.
  • Identify strategies to address common infection control risks associated with the human body and healthcare environment reservoirs.