Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HLSC 108 Infection Control II

5 credits
This course introduces topics on asepsis in healthcare and healthcare office policies and procedures with respect to infection control and management of hazardous materials. Other topics include infection control rules and regulations for Washington State, laboratory set up and practices, and infection control in patient treatment areas.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Corequisites: HLSC 107  and HLSC 109  (may be taken a quarter later)

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain instrument processing
  • Define surface and equipment asepsis
  • Explain unit water asepsis
  • Define aseptic techniques
  • Explain laboratory and radiographic asepsis
  • Define waste management and hazardous waste management
  • Explain why healthcare facilities must have a clinical asepsis protocol
  • Describe the importance of the occupational safety and health administration
  • Identify the importance of the management of the office safety program
  • Explain how chemicals are managed safely in a healthcare facility
  • List reasons of the importance of employing a fire prevention and emergency action plan

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20