Time to complete: Approximately 20 minutes
Before you can enroll in this course, you need to complete IPAC. Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission: IPAC Core Concepts and Practices. It is the prerequisite for the other courses in the IPAC series which apply the knowledge and skills acquired in Course 1 to long-term care scenarios.
About this Course
In this course, you will connect what you learned in Course 1. Break the Chain of Transmission to three scenarios about administering medication in a long-term care home. The scenarios include administering medication to a resident who is not on additional precautions, a resident who is on droplet/contact precautions, and a resident whose care requires the use of the gloves.
You will receive an Ontario CLRI certificate for completing this course.
Who is this course for?
This course is for long-term care team members. You will also be able to apply what you learn to other healthcare settings.
We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course:
Subject Matter Experts
MaryAnn Glasier, RN, MSc, GNC(c), Nurse Consultant – Nurse Led Outreach Team, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
Nicole Guy, RN, BScN, MN, Nurse Consultant – Nurse Led Outreach Team, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
The IPAC eLearning series was developed in collaboration with an expert panel of IPAC specialists with experience working in LTC, as well as an advisory panel of LTC team members, essential caregivers, and The Ontario Caregiver Organization.
The hand-drawn graphic elements in the course were created by Susan Spencer Gervais.
Additional graphic art used in the course was created by Connie Le.
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