Infection Control Training

From Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and BD


The novel coronavirus pandemic is putting our healthcare system under incredible strain and demonstrates just how vulnerable the world’s population is to infectious disease outbreaks. Minimizing risk of community and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to patients and staff remains an urgent need.

To reinforce appropriate infection prevention and control behaviors, SHEA and BD are pleased to announce the launch of the Prevention Course in HAI Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC). This online course has been developed with front line staff in mind. Consisting of concise, half-hour long modules, course participants will review the fundamentals of infection prevention, review best practices for the prevention of device-and pathogen-associated infections and improve understanding of disinfection and sterilization procedures.

To register, please visit  Participants are encouraged to use code BDAccess when registering.

Helpful Information

Prevention CHKC is intended for frontline healthcare personnel, defined for the purposes of this course as individuals in healthcare facilities who are “responsible for direct patient care.”  This can include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, and others involved in supporting infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

  • During planned training, e.g. new employee training or scheduled training events.
  • When a healthcare team needs a refresher on a specific topic.
  • To discover practical resources to improve infection prevention.

Content development was led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The course authors are foremost experts in epidemiology, infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship.

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Yes. Prevention CHKC provides up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, ABIM MOC Points, ACPE Pharmacy Credits, and Nursing Contact Hours

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The Prevention Course in Healthcare-Associated Infection Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC) is supported in full by an educational grant from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) and developed independently by SHEA.


Note, during the COVID-19 pandemic, some facilities’ practices may vary from those shown due to the novel nature of SARS-CoV-2, and/or resource constraints. Please follow your facility's procedures.

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