New England Public Health Training Center

Transmission-Based Precautions in the Ambulatory Care Setting

This is an intermediate course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


0.40 hours


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What actions should you take with a patient who may have an infectious disease? Learn about Transmission-Based Precautions, practical steps that protect you, your patients and your co-workers from infection. This self-study course introduces learners to Transmission-Based Precautions. 

Learners can expect clear, concise, and direct real-world examples. This "quick learn" is easy to navigate and is structured so that it can be completed in sections. The module is a part of a series, so learners may start the series at the beginning or as a stand-alone training.

What You'll Learn

  • Define Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Recall the three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions 
  • Describe the unique features of each category of Transmission-Based Precautions 
  • Recognize when to use each category of Transmission-Based Precautions 
  • Recognize when to combine Transmission-Based Precautions

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