In this module, you will learn:
1) How to protect your self and your loved one from infections in the home. The learner will understand the most basic method for preventing infections.
2) You will be able to define standard precautions. The learner will also have an understanding of personal protective equipment and when it is needed.
3) Signs and symptoms of infection in older adults. The learner will also be able to identify common infections in older adults.
About Your Instructor
Jessica Sima is a Caregiving Resource Navigator Skills Consultant, Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator. She has more than 20 years of experience as a nurse with ten years spent as a certified nurse case manager, including an extensive background with inpatient and outpatient hospital case management. She has the expertise as a nurse case manager from the time of admission to discharge. As a mother of two, a caregiver for her mother with end-stage liver disease and guardian for her developmentally delayed brother, she is no stranger to overwhelm and pressure.