Infection Control and Safety


Demonstration of knowledge of the chain of infection; implementation of proper infection control measures; responding to safety hazards and unsafe situations.


  • Chain of infection/disease transmission
    • Understand what an infection is and how it spreads
    • Recognize the potential and importance of healthcare-associated infections for clients
    • Outline what standard precautions are and when to use them
    • Understand the basic principles and practices of infection control
  • Hand Washing
    • Explain how hand hygiene can promote wellness and physical health
    • Demonstrate the proper technique for washing hands or completing hand rubbing
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Describe what personal protective equipment is and when you would be required to use it
    • Understand the principles and practices of Transmission-based precautions and Standard Practices
    • Demonstrate donning and doffing of all personal protective equipment
  • Safety Hazards & Unsafe Environmental Situations
    • Identify hazards in the work environment and how to protect themselves
    • Outline procedures for reporting hazards
    • Understand basic body mechanics and demonstrate safe lifting techniques
    • Explain how to take action in emergencies
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
    • Follow the standard WHMIS training per local and provincial standards