The National Institute of Corrections in the US Announce Three New Correctional e-Courses

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Learning Center provides learning and education to staff of state, local and federal corrections in the United States. Topics include leadership, jail and prison programming, offender re-entry, and corrections mental health.

NIC Learning Center is excited to announce three new e-courses around correctional healthcare and infection control, prevention and response – now available in its Learning Center (https://nic.learn.com)

Information about each course and the respective learning objectives are outlined below:

Role of the Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
Upon completion of this e-course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of an IPC Coordinator.
  • Identify components of an IPC Risk Assessment and Plan.
  • Establish IPC annual goals, strategies and interventions based on identified risks.

Estimated time of e-course completion: 45-minutes

Principles of Infection Control and Prevention
This e-course introduces the basic principles of IPC in a corrections or detention setting. It discusses the requirements and challenges of effective IPC in this unique environment and presents evidence-based best practices of IPC.

Upon completion of this e-course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the six elements in the Chain of Infection.
  • Describe Standard Precautions.
  • Define the three categories of Transmission-based Precautions.
  • Describe the key concepts of cleaning, disinfection and contact time/wet time.

Estimated time of e-course completion: 60-minutes

Corrections Outbreak Response
This e-course provides an overview of infectious disease outbreaks in correctional and detention facilities and describes the critical role correctional nurses and others play in an outbreak investigation. The course also provides an overview of the 10 key elements of an outbreak investigation. In addition, the e-course provides important resources on the topic, and covers expectations around reporting.

Upon completion of this e-course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common organisms associated with correctional & detention facility outbreaks.
  • Identify the 10-step model for responding to correctional & detention facility outbreaks.

Estimated time of e-course completion: 45-minutes

Developed by subject matter experts and leaders in infection control in correctional environments, these e-Courses provide practitioners with additional resources and training, supplementing the training that their home agencies make available. NIC’s eLearning opportunities allow busy correctional practitioners learn at a pace that is comfortable for them – anytime, anywhere!

Contact:
Subject Matter/Content contact: Anita E. Grant, CAPT, USPHS, Corrections Health Manager, NIC – APollard@bop.gov
eCourse Technical Resource: Live Support Technical Assistance

Subject Matter/Content contact: Anita E. Grant, CAPT, USPHS, Corrections Health Manager, NIC – APollard@bop.gov

eCourse Technical Resource: Live Support Technical Assistance