# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 40424416

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain principles of infection control (as required by the Virginia Board of Nursing regulation).


Explanation should include

  • identification of major microorganisms
  • identification of terminology related to a clean, safe, environment
  • recognition of symptoms of an infection
  • illustration of how an infection spreads.
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:

Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are major pathogens?
  • What criteria do you use to ensure a clean, safe, environment?
  • What are the major symptoms of infection?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.



The student will calculate probabilities. Key concepts include
  1. conditional probability;
  2. dependent and independent events;
  3. mutually exclusive events;
  4. counting techniques (permutations and combinations); and
  5. Law of Large Numbers.


The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.


The student will analyze scatterplots to identify and describe the relationship between two variables, using shape; strength of relationship; clusters; positive, negative, or no association; outliers; and influential points.


The student will identify and describe two or more events as complementary, dependent, independent, and/or mutually exclusive.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Health Professions Events


Nursing Assisting


Personal Care


Emergency Preparedness Events