New England Public Health Training Center

Standard Precautions in Ambulatory Care Setting: Safe Cough Practices

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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0.30 hours


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After a quick review of Standard Precautions, this course provides an overview of how to prevent respiratory infection transmission. The course may be taken in more than one sitting. This short course was designed for ambulatory care settings, such as primary care clinics and doctor's offices but can be applied in non-clinical settings such as schools and health department offices.

Learners can expect an easy to follow learning experience, with thorough information and clear audio/visuals. Non-medical staff will find terminology and lessons simple and understandable.  


(Coronavirus - COVID-19)

What You'll Learn

  • Recall two types of respiratory infection transmission
  • Recognize the correct approach to patient with a cough
  • Recognize patient symptoms that require additional infection control actions

Related Occupations

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
Other - Schools
Other Oral Health Professional
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Physician Assistant
Public Health/Preventative Medicine Physician
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified