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Contact Tracing and Infection Control

Contact tracing could be what frees the world from the grasp of COVID-19. It’s a popular method of containment that’s already helped flatten the curve. But for this to work long-term, we need more qualified healthcare professionals with the proper training—training that isn’t easy to find.

This course covers all CDC-recommended training elements required to successfully identify patients who have come in close contact with a particular virus or contagion. We discuss important breach avoidance strategies and outline the main steps involved in the contact tracing process.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn all the basics of HIPAA and how Protected Health Information relates to your work as a contact tracer.
  • Get a complete overview of how contact tracing works and what is expected in this is a relatively new role in health care.
  • Walk through all CMS guidelines for infection prevention as they relate to COVID-19.

Course Outline/Topics

  • Infection Control and Barrier Protection Proficiency: Transmission Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Preventing Needlestick and Sharp-Object Injuries
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Protection from Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • Barriers and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a Health Care Environment
  • Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease
  • Handwashing Infection Control in Health Care
  • Sepsis Awareness and Education
  • Certificate of Sepsis Prevention Proficiency
  • COVID-19 CMS Guidelines
  • Simulation: Hand Hygiene With Sanitizer Code
  • Simulation: Hand Hygiene With Soap and Water
  • Simulation: Isolation PPE Protocol – Donning and Doffing
  • Infection Control Basic Proficiency (CICBP) Final Exam
  • Infection Control and Barrier Protection Proficiency Certificate and CEU Request
  • Contact Tracer Proficiency: COVID-19 Basics
  • Contact Tracing Overview
  • Contact Tracing Role Requirements and Active Steps
  • Current Testing Options for COVID-19
  • Epidemiology and Terminology Relating to COVID-19
  • Contact Tracing Communication Basics
  • Confidentiality, Patient Privacy, Ethics and Complexities
  • Contact Tracing and Case Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Final Exam
  • HIPAA in the Workforce: Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule
  • Business Associates: BA Regulations
  • HIPAA Documentation and Training
  • Applied HIPAA Security for Health Care Professionals


Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructor: TBA

Fee: $699

CEUs: 2.2

Enrollment Limit: 100

Program Number: 7810-13398

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