Pediatric Tracheostomy and Ventilator Care

About this topic

Welcome to Infection Control in the Home.   This lesson will introduce you to standard precautions, colonization of bacteriarespiratory infections and cleaning of equipment.  Infection control using standard precautions is imperative because children with tracheostomies are at higher risk of developing respiratory infections.  Infection control practices are necessary to prevent infection, and control colonization of bacteria.



What you will learn

After you complete this lesson you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe and demonstrate infection control standards.
  • Explain why hand washing is the single biggest preventative measure to reducing the spread of infection.
  • List 3 ways to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Describe the difference between cleaning and disinfecting equipment.

Getting the most from this lesson

To learn more from this lesson we recommend that you approach it in the following way:

  • Read through the information on the home page. The concept viewers give you additional information about the underlined terms.
  • The lecture contains the primary content for the lesson.
  • Work through the learning activity to apply the information from the lecture.
  • You will be ready for the quiz after you have completed all components of the lesson.