Safety and Infection Prevention and Control

About Safety and Infection Prevention and Control Professional Development

Available in English and Bahasa Indonesia

This 9.2-hour professional development course on Workplace Safety and Infection Prevention and Control will provide you with the knowledge and skills to keep you and your clients safe. In this evidence-informed course, you will cover:

  • Recent history of infection prevention and control
  • Disease transmission
  • Standard Precautions
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Transmission-based precautions
  • Chain of infection
  • Infection versus colonization
  • COVID-19 during pregnancy, birth, and lactation
  • COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, birth, and lactation
  • Management of waste
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Post-exposure infection control
  • Workplace safety culture
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing
  • Informed consent and bodily autonomy

The Safety and Infection Prevention and Control course is designed to meet the needs of birth and lactation professionals who would like to develop their knowledge and skills, protect themselves and their clients, and practice in a way that meets hospital standards (Standard Precautions). CBI believes that understanding infection prevention and control is an essential skillset for all doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation professionals.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering this course on a “pay what you can” basis. Just enter the amount you would like to pay, up to a maximum of $65 (the course is usually available for $85). Read CBI’s Statement on Doula Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is an online, self-directed course. After completing the required assignments (participation in two discussion forums, an online quiz with a 70% pass rate, and completion of an evaluation form) you will be able to download a certificate showing evidence of your course completion. As with all CBI courses, this course is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and provides 13.6 hours of CEU’s. CBI is the only birth and lactation professional training program accredited with distinction by the ANCC.

This course can be used for the health science credit in Universal Precautions and Infection Control for IBCLC accreditation. It also meets the IBCLC requirements for the continuing education workplace safety education.