This is a basic course designed to benefit those who will be or are assisting older residents with medication management, specifically understanding how antibiotics work and promoting infection control. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: (1) Identify the most common infectious agents and their main characteristics: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. (2) Recognized signs and symptoms of infection in older adults and some of the common infections. (3) Describe how antibiotics work, appropriate usage, dosage, storage, and complications. (4) Identify the challenges associated with infection control in assisted living and tips for infection prevention and precaution. Course is approved for 1.0 CEUs/contact hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.