Implementing an Isolation Program to Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease (Self-Paced)


Isolation within a hospital prevents the spread of infectious diseases, including communicable, respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza. This course provides tools to implement an isolation program, including infrastructure, processes, options for set-up, performance measurement, and outbreak response.

Course Overview

This training course is based on internationally recognized hospital quality requirements, including best industry practices and includes the following topics:

Importance of implementing an isolation program

  • Step 1: Establish infrastructure for isolation
  • Step 2: Establish isolation processes
    • Option 1: Establish an independent area
    • Option 2: Establish an area within the facility
    • Option 3: Establish an outpatient facility
  • Step 3: Measure compliance
    • Be ready to act immediately during an outbreak


Be able to establish the infrastructure and processes for isolation, measure compliance, and respond quickly to an outbreak.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in a health care facility, especially those with the responsibility of setting and implementing policy and infrastructure.


Manda Grant, Yana Gorbantenko, Julia Khalimova, Natalia Tulieva, Fatima Javed

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Course Details

  • Mode: Self-Paced