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New online e-learning modules produced by Georgian College in partnership with the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association– Canada (CHICA) will help health-care institutions reduce infection rates.

The infection control e-learning package helps health-care facilities and their staff by offering a step-by-step overview on best practices for reducing infections.

Jim Gauthier, MLT CIC, President of CHICA-Canada, said the online lessons bring great benefits to health-care system.

“Every health-care worker, including nurses, physicians, environmental workers, case workers, and infection prevention and control professionals, needs a grounding in the key elements of routine practices, the Canadian system of infection prevention, and control strategies that are applied by all health-care workers in all health-care settings,” Gauthier said.

“When consistently applied by all members of the health-care team, routine practices prevent the spread of infectious micro-organisms to patients, residents and clients, health-care workers, visitors and others in all health-care settings. CHICA-Canada is proud to be a collaborative partner with Georgian College in the development and delivery of this very important educational tool.”

Kimberley Glaze, Manager, Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Georgian College agrees.

“Georgian is pleased to partner with the international leader and the recognized resource in Canada for the promotion of best practice in infection prevention and control in the creation of this professional training,” said Glaze

“Our e-learning allows for 24-7 access, any time, anywhere.  The timing of this release is perfect as Canadians continue to cope with the cold and flu season this spring.”

The program consists of six modules that cover such topics as chain of infection and environmental controls, to roles and responsibilities. The content is geared to all levels and areas of staff in hospitals and public/private health facilities. It is suitable for doctors, nurses, administrators, case managers personal support workers and infection control professionals.

For more information, visit www. Chica.org,  www.georgianct.com, learn@georgianct.com or call 705-325-2740, ext. 3368.

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