Analyze different types of microorganisms and their defining characteristics to reduce the risk of infection or illness. Demonstrate physicochemical methods and the use of PPE in preventing and controlling the spread of microbial growth. 9.1 Define and describe the need for asepsis and infection prevention in the classroom, laboratory, and in the healthcare environment.
9.2 Compare and demonstrate various physical (hand washing and PPE) and chemical methods (cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization) used to control or prevent microbial growth.
9.3 Examine the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens.
9.4 Analyze ways microorganisms are spread using the chain of infection model.
9.5 Utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and apply personal safety procedures based on OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).
9.6 Describe methods of controlling the spread and growth of microorganisms.
9.7 Discuss Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI), the HAI standards and reporting of HAI. 9.8 Discuss immunizations and the schedule for vaccinations.
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