All of PICNet's online courses, with the exception of the ICP Orientation manual, are also available on the PHSA LearningHub, where learners can track their courses and receive certificates upon completion. You do not have to be a PHSA employee to use the LearningHub; anyone can create an account. You will need Adobe Flash version 7 or later to play the videos in the modules.
Please note: If any of the courses below are part of your mandatory training, and your health authority needs confirmation that you have completed these courses, then users from Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Fraser Health, Northern Health, or Interior Health must take these courses through their health authority's online learning system. Link to CCRS
If your organization is interested in loading any of these modules on to your organizational learning system, please contact us.
Subject: the practice of basic infection prevention and control for the healthcare system.
For: all health care professionals, as well as housekeeping, kitchen, and security. (Duration: 25-45 minutes)
Online training module developed by the Provincial Hand Hygiene Working Group. This module should be completed by all healthcare providers and auxiliary staff. (Duration: 15-20 minutes)
Orientation manual for new Infection Control Professionals (10 PDF documents to be downloaded and completed over the course of four weeks)
Subject: key principles of occupational health and infection prevention and control, to help healthcare workers practice selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare settings. For: all healthcare providers. (Duration: 25-30 minutes)
Subject: practices that prevent the development of a surgical site infection.
For: any healthcare provider who is employed in peri-operative services, including home care. (Duration: 45-60 minutes)
Subject: how to identify infection control and occupational health deficiencies, and resolve them. For: all healthcare workers in acute care sites (although those who work in other areas would also benefit). Duration: 40 minutes
Subject: management and prevention precautions as part of daily practice for CVCs. For: nursing staff and appropriate for all health care professionals who work with CVCs. (Duration: 25-45 minutes)
Subject: theory and practice involved in preventing Central Line-Related Bloodstream Infection (CR-BSI) when inserting CVCs. For: nursing staff and appropriate for all health care professionals who work with CVCs. (Duration: 25-45 minutes)