Welcome to the Maine Infection Prevention Forum: your home for online learning modules for Maine's extended care facilities.
Available Education Modules:
Core Infection Preventionist Training Program
This 8-hour course provides instruction on the use of standard precautions, droplet and airborne precautions, and when to use each. It will demonstrate proper hand hygiene and provide information about employing personal protective equipment for infection prevention. Additionally, it will discuss safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the resident environment.
This course is recommended for infection preventionists, nurses, directors of nursing, and others in extended care facilities involved in the prevention and control of infection.
This 1.5 hour module, developed in March 2017, covers OSHA regulation topics for Biological Hazards in extended care facilities. This course is recommended for all facility staff.
Bloodborne Pathogens for Clinical Staff
This 1.5 hour module, developed in December 2016, covers OSHA regulation topics for Bloodborne Pathogens for staff who are involved in direct patient care. This course is recommended for nursing staff, nursing assistants, and management staff.
Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Clinical Staff
This 1.5 hour module, developed in December 2016, covers OSHA regulation topics related to Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Clinical Staff. This course is recommended for laundry, housekeeping, maintenance, dietary, and office staff, as well as volunteers.