Microbiology 101 – Indiana State Department of Health LTC Certificate Program

Microbiology 101

This online course presents the microbiological perspective of infection prevention to aid in decision making.


  • Fundamental concepts in basic microbiology
  • The host versus the microorganism
  • Host defenses, microbial invasion, and colonization
  • Modes of disease transmission
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Infections of community onset
  • Infection prevention interventions

7 hours

Disinfection and Sterilization: Best Practices in Reprocessing Surgical Instruments

Because sterile processing plays a vital role in patient safety, it is essential to ensure that every instrument meets sterilization requirements.

This course helps healthcare professionals in all settings ensure compliance with regulatory standards for sterile processing and adhere to recommended best practices.

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

  • Identify current best practices related to the reprocessing surgical instruments
  • Discuss the latest recommendations for immediate-use sterilization
  • Develop an audit for measuring compliance of a sterile processing department
  • Identify the necessary steps for the careful management and control of loaned instruments and/or implants

1.5 hours