HSC 126: Application of Infection Control and Safety Practices

Class Program
Credits 3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1

The purpose of this course is to give the student a working knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and to educate them on bloodborne pathogen safety as well as other important OSHA standards relative to infection control for health care workers. Students will be instructed on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) related to disease transmission as well as infection control concepts and strategies for preventing occupational exposure. This course also focuses on patient safety and provides the student with instruction on body mechanics, patient transfer, restraints, and fall precautions.  Instruction will be provided on the proper use of medical equipment and supplies related to maintaining a safe patient environment. Student will also be educated on how to respond to emergency situations during this course.

Health Science students must earn a "C" or higher in all HSC courses in order to graduate from their respective programs.