Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Facilities

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Sponsored by Mohawk Group

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s) and Infection Prevention and Control.
  2. Explain what the common pathogens are along with the hazards and risks of these key pathogens.
  3. Define flooring’s impact on the occurrence of HAI’s in a healthcare settings.
  4. Explain some suggested techniques for infection prevention and control.
  5. State key recommendations for maintaining carpet and hard surfaces in healthcare settings.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course is part of the Flooring Academy


Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are complications of healthcare which affect, on average, 10 percent of patients admitted to hospitals worldwide, causing 100,000+ deaths annually. Each year, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one infection related to hospital care alone; additional infections occur in other healthcare settings.

Infection prevention and control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection. It is an essential, though often under-recognized, part of the infrastructure of healthcare. This CEU defines HAI’s, reveals the common pathogens and their risk, explains the impact of flooring on HAI’s, addresses the main steps for infection prevention and control, and provides recommendations on both flooring selection and maintenance for healthcare facilities.

Infection Prevention

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Originally published in October 2021