Principles of Infection Control for Child Care Professionals

The target audience of this course is non-clinical professionals, such as administrators, teachers, and assistive staff who are employed in child care settings such as day care programs and pre-schools.

The course is based on the curriculum used for mandatory infection control training of health professionals in New York State. Child care settings and health care settings are similar in that they serve a population with increased susceptibility to infections. As such, it is important for caregivers to possess a thorough understanding of infection prevention techniques so that they may take steps to decrease the risk of transmitting infections and acquiring infections through occupational exposures.

The course work was authored by Regina Napolitano, RN, MA, CIC, a certified Infection Control Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the field of infection control and epidemiology. Ms. Napolitano is approved by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department as a provider of infection control education to all health care disciplines.

This is a 4 hour continuing education curriculum which fulfils requirements for training in Bloodborne Pathogens.

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This course is sufficient to meet the requirements of many cities and states for training of child care professionals in infection control and bloodborne pathogens.

This course has been reviewed and approved by the New York State Office of Children and Family Service Distance Learning Review Committee for training hours which meet the NYS regulated training requirements. This course is eligible for scholarship through the New York State Educational Incentive Program.

This course is approved for all teachers by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Child Care, to meet the requirements of New York City Article 47 (Section 37) for training in infection control and reporting infectious disease.

The course is registered with the South Carolina Center for Childcare Career Development to fulfill a portion of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) training requirements. All paid staff, directors, and operators of regulated child care in South Carolina need to meet the SCDSS Annual Training Requirements. This includes private and public child care centers, group homes, and child care centers operated by religious bodies or groups. This course fulfills 1 hour of training in Bloodborne Pathogens and 3 hours of training in Infection Control (under the Health and Safety category).


Iinstructions For Completing This Course

You must register for the course by clicking the link entitled REGISTER FOR COURSE located at the bottom of this page. As you read through the material on the course pages, you will be occasionally prompted to answer exam questions. There is a total of 30 multiple choice questions in this course. You must achieve a minimum grade of 80% (24 correct answers) to receive a certificate of completion.

When you have answered the last exam question, the Course Results page will display. This page will contain your final grade and allow you to immediately print your certificate if you have scored a minimum grade of 80%. Your certificate will also be available on your Control Panel where you may print it at any time.

Course work does not need to be completed in one online session. You can log off at any point and return to the course at your convenience. All course work that has been completed up to the time of logoff will be saved.


Registration Fee

The registration fee for this course is $39.00. The registration fee includes two opportunities to pass the examination. In addition, all participants will be provided with an online library of valuable references pertinent to the topics covered in the course material. The Course Reference Page is available from the Control Panel upon successful completion of the course.

If you have any questions or concerns about this course, you may contact a Customer Service representative at 888-345-6788, or e-mail to ceo.contact7@proceo.com.