COVID-19 has shown us how quickly infection can spread and the importance of keeping our loved ones safe. Infection Prevention and Control of Caregivers and Families is a free online, self-paced course that helps you acquire skills and knowledge for managing the prevention and control of infection.
Recognized by healthcare professionals and associations across Canada, this course will help you learn best practice techniques in infection control to use at home and in community settings such as hospitals and long-term care homes, respecting that every institutional setting also has its own practices.
This course is designed for the sole purpose of supporting and empowering family caregivers. The skills and knowledge learned are meant to benefit caregivers in any way they choose. This course is not connected to or affiliated with the Essential Family Caregiver designation or any other requirements to access any health care setting.
What you’ll learn
- Important terms and concepts such as infection and germs
- Hand hygiene and handwashing best practices
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masking
- Environmental cleaning
- Navigating infection realities during the pandemic
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a co-branded McMaster Continuing Education and Desire2Learn Open Courses Certificate of Completion to recognize your achievement.
Who should take this program?
This program is ideal for caregivers and family members interested in learning about best practices in infection prevention and control. Course content is suitable for caregivers with limited knowledge as well as experienced caregivers looking to brush up on their skills.
The course is also a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners and essential service workers.
Get started and register today
Register in two quick steps:
- Complete the registration form here.
- Once completed, you will receive an email to create an account in Desire2Learn (D2L), our learning platform. Create an account to access the program.
Infection Prevention and Control of Caregivers and Families is an open enrolment course. You can sign up and start at any time. The learning platform allows you to work at your own pace, guides you through modules, and directs you to a wide variety of helpful resources.
What you’ll need
This online course requires access to a computer and the internet to participate.
Learn best practices in infection prevention and control, and keep you and your care recipient safe.