- knows the basics of infection prevention
- recognizes the microbial groups that are essential for health and knows the basics of their spreading
- is able to work according to aseptic principles without endangering patient safety.
- has a structured picture of the basics of infection prevention
- knows the microbial groups that are essential for health and understands the importance of their spreading in maintaining health and preventing illness
- is able to work according to aseptic principals and justify their activities
- understands comprehensively the basics of infection prevention in various nursing environments
- knows the microbial groups that are essential to health and is able to apply knowledge in maintaining health and preventing illness
- is able to apply and evaluate the principles of aseptic work in different nursing environments and is able to justify the activity with evidence-based practice.
Please review the following recommended reading in addition to materials distributed by the teacher.
Ross, Shona ; Furrows, Sarah. 2014. Rapid infection control nursing. Wiley Blackwell. e-book https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/
Weston, Debbie, Burgess, Alison, Roberts, Sue, 2017. Infection prevention and control at a glance. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd 2017. E-book Central.
McCann.2014.Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.e-book.Part 1: Common Principles Underlying Medical and Surgical Nursing Practice.
Wilson, Jennie. 2009. Infection Control in Clinical Practice. Elservier Limited.
Yoost, B.L. & Lynne, R. 2015. Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing : Active Learning for Collaborative Practice. Crawford Publisher. Chapter 22: Asepsis and infection control. e-book.
Stuart Hogg, 2013. Essential Microbiology.(pages 3-4, 101-108, 243-245, 375-401, 421-424)
Murray, Patrick R. kirjoittaja. Rosenthal, Ken S., kirjoittaja.; Pfaller, Michael A.
2016. Medical microbiology. e-book
Aseptics and microbiology
Possible study and teaching methods include: lectures, workshops, group work, independent study, virtual learning environment, final written exam on both subjects
The orientation lecture is mandatory.
The written exam is completed in two parts: aseptics and microbiology. To pass the exam the student should successfully have answered 50 % of the answers correctly (each exam). The exams will be graded 0-5.
The student should:
know the basics of infection control and prevention
recognise most common microbes and ways of spreading
have good understanding of aseptic working manners and principles of aseptics
knows how to use evidence-based knowledge in infection control in nursing
02.01.2022 - 31.05.2022
03.12.2021 - 31.03.2022
Tarja Friman, Essi Ylistalo
Contents of the course:
- the most common/essential microbes and the ways of transmission and spreading
- basic concepts of the aseptic working
- aseptic working manner:
- personal hygiene in health care environment
- hand hygiene in health care environment
- protective equipment and clothing
- the most common precautions in infection control
- isolation protocols
- hospital acquired infections
- prevention of the hospital acquired infections
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
TAMK Main Campus
Exams will be in the exam terrarium as follows:
re-take 1: August 2022
re-take 2: September 2022
Microbiology: week 18
re-take 1: week 21
re-take 2: 33
The course has two parts, aseptics and microbiology, 1 ECTS each.
The coutse includes contact teaching, group work, independent study, for 2 ECTS in total 54 hours of student work.
Orientation lectures are mandatory.