New York State Infection Control & Barrier Precautions

Your one-stop solution to obtaining the NYS Infection Control certificate. Only $17.99 No travel or expensive books needed. Simple, quick, and effective online training! Satisfies your initial or repeat certification in the mandatory infection control and barrier precautions training as mandated by New York State. This course is the same as the one offered by your employer or hospital but can be completed entirely online on your own time and pace!

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Mandated training designed for all dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, registered nurses, physicians, residents, physician assistants, specialist assistants, medical students, PA students, and nursing students in the State of New York


Approved by the New York State Department of Health (Provider #I02138) for all professions

Approved by the New York State Education Department (Provider #IC161) for all professions

Valid for all heath care professionals in New York State

Quick & Convenient

Covers the full NYSDOH infection control curriculum. Many students finish in under two hours, but course work does not need to be completed in a single session. You may log off at any time and return to the online course and quiz whenever you like.

A downloadable PDF version of the course presentation for your mobile device is included


30-day access to course materials and quiz, and unlimited access to your certificate thereafter

Awards a New York State Infection Control and Barrier Precautions certificate valid for 4 years, and available for immediate download / printing plus 24/7 access to your certificate for its entire validity

Course curriculum

Six core elements of the NYSDOH infection control curriculum:

Element I

- Recognize the benefit to patients and healthcare workers of adhering to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- Recognize the professional's responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices in all healthcare settings and the consequences of failing to comply, and
- Recognize the professional's responsibility to monitor infection prevention and control practices of those medical and ancillary personnel for whom he or she is responsible and intervene as necessary to assure compliance and safety

Element II

- Describe how pathogenic organisms are spread in healthcare settings
- Identify the factors which influence the outcome of an exposure to pathogenic organisms in healthcare settings
- List strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms, and
- Describe how infection control concepts are applied in professional practice

Element III

- Define healthcare-associated disease transmission, engineering controls, safe injection practices, and work practice controls
- Describe specific high-risk practices and procedures that increase the opportunity for healthcare worker and patient exposure to potentially infectious material
- Describe specific measures to prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens from patient to patient, healthcare worker to patient, and patient to healthcare worker via contaminated injection equipment
- Identify work practice controls designed to eliminate the transmission of bloodborne pathogens during use of sharp instruments (e.g., scalpel blades and their holders (if not disposable), lancets, lancet platforms/pens, puncture devices, needles, syringes, injections), and
- Identify where engineering or work practice controls can be utilized to prevent patient exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Element IV

- Describe the circumstances that require the use of barriers and personal protective equipment to prevent patient or healthcare worker contact with potentially infectious material, and
- Identify specific barriers or personal protective equipment for patient and healthcare worker protection from exposure to potentially infectious material

Element V

- Define cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
- Differentiate between non critical, semi critical, and critical medical devices
- Describe the three levels of disinfection (i.e., low, intermediate, and high)
- Recognize the importance of the correct application of reprocessing methods for assuring the safety and integrity of patient care equipment in preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- Recognize the professional's responsibility for maintaining a safe patient care environment in all healthcare settings, and
- Recognize strategies for, and importance of, effective and appropriate pre-cleaning, chemical disinfection, and sterilization of instruments and medical devices aimed at preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens

Element VI

- Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare workers and patients
- Recognize non-specific disease findings that should prompt evaluation of healthcare workers
- Identify occupational health strategies for preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens and other communicable diseases in healthcare workers, and
- Identify resources for evaluation of healthcare workers infected with HIV, HBV, and/or HCV

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Covered Professions

Who Should Take This Course

In compliance with New York State Law: all dentists, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and registered nurses must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. This training must be conducted by a provider approved by the State Education Department (NYSED). VMD Health Care Training is an approved provider: #IC161 (verify here).

All physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants must complete course work or training in accordance with Chapter 786 of the Laws of 1992 at the time of their initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter. Furthermore, this rule now also applies to residents, medical students, and physician assistant students. This training must be conducted by a provider approved by the Department of Health (NYSDOH). VMD Health Care Training is an approved provider: #I02138 (verify here).

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