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Basic principles of infection control for environmental services cleaning decontamination and disinfection processes

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SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

4 continuing medical education hours


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The scientific committee observed there is a learning need about Infection Prevention and Control in Home Care settings as follows:

  • Shortage of knowledge about the basic principles of infection control, including modes of transmission, the importance of hand hygiene, and the role of environmental cleaning in preventing healthcare-associated infections.
  • Lack of information about the surfaces and objects in patient care areas are considered high-touch is crucial for effective cleaning and disinfection
  • Limited understanding of the techniques for cleaning surfaces in patient care areas, including the use of appropriate cleaning agents, tools, and equipment.
  • Weak awareness about the different types of disinfectants, their appropriate uses, and their efficacy against specific pathogens.
  • Deficit clarification about the special considerations in cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection, such as handling


  • Clarify the importance of cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection processes in patient care areas.
  • Identify the key differences between cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection.
  • Recognize common pathogens and the risks they pose in healthcare settings.
  • Describe the proper procedures for cleaning patient care areas, including surfaces, equipment, and linens.
  • Explain the principles of decontamination and the appropriate use of perso


By the end of this course, the learners will be able to: Recognize and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of infection prevention in healthcare settings, including the significance of cleaning decontamination, and disinfection. Also, recognize various types of pathogens and their transmission routes, understand proper techniques for cleaning surfaces and equipment, and articulate the importance of applying scientific information in the special care of patients.

Target Audience

All professions Medicals


  • Marwa Salah Ahmed Osman

    Laboratory Science

    Microbiology Laboratory