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Infection Prevention Learning Journey

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INFECTION PREVENTION LEARNING JOURNEY

Release Date: 11/02/2022

Expires: 11/01/2023

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited continuing education activity is intended primarily for healthcare workers and teams which may include but are not limited to, medical and nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Staff specializing in emergency management, communications, specialized clinical areas, laboratory, facilities management and environmental services are also welcome.

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Module 1: Engineering Controls

CID: 57762

0.5 credits/contact hours

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the optimal use and locations for physical barriers and visual indicators to prevent the spread of special pathogens.
  • Identify methods for improving airflow and removing pathogens from the air.
  • Recognize high-touch surface areas and describe techniques to clean, disinfect, and reduce contact with high-touch surfaces.

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 30 minutes.

 

Module 2: Administrative Controls

CID: 57763

0.5 credits/contact hours

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, and how to choose, use, and monitor the cleaning and disinfection process.
  • Explain who is involved in infection prevention and control, and how to break the chain of infection.
  • Describe strategies the health care facilities can implement to limit exposure to a pathogen.
  • Identify best practices for communication within and outside the facility.

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 30 minutes.

 

Module 3: PPE and Behavior

CID: 57764

0.5 credits/contact hours

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Select personal protective equipment (PPE) based on transmission type of a special pathogen.
  • Describe best practices for donning PPE when caring for individuals with high-consequence infectious diseases.
  • Describe best practices for doffing PPE when caring for individuals with high-consequence infectious diseases.
  • Describe strategies and behaviors to maximize safety while wearing PPE.
  • Discuss strategies for educating patients and visitors on how to help prevent the spread of a special pathogen.
  • Discuss strategies for responding to coworkers who are reluctant to wear or do not wear PPE appropriately.
  • Explain the process and considerations for handling contamination or a breach in PPE.

The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 30 minutes.

 

ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for up to 1.5 ANCC contact hours.  Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

In order to receive continuing education credit, you must complete these steps prior to the activity expiration date.

  1. View and interact with all lessons in a learning module. When you have done this, the post-module survey and evaluation will be visible.
  2. Complete the post-module survey.
  3. Complete the online evaluation. The link for receiving your continuing education credits will now be visible.
  4. Submit the Completion Attestation.

 

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

As a jointly accredited provider, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) ensures accuracy, balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities and is committed to protecting learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. Faculty (authors, presenters, speakers) are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or other options available when utilizing trade names to ensure impartiality.

All faculty, planners and others in a position to control continuing education content participating in a UNMC accredited activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. As defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The accredited provider is responsible for mitigating relevant financial relationships in accredited continuing education.  Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these activity materials so that participants may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the faculty. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of UNMC.

 

DISCLOSURES

The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles:

 

FACULTY

The below faculty have nothing to disclose:

Patricia Ann Tennill, BSN, RN*
Caroline Croyle Persson, MPH, MPA, CPH, CIC

  • faculty and planning committee member

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Shawn Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH

Individual Stocks: AMPE

The below planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

  • Kate Boulter, BAN (HONS), MPH, RN
  • Sharon Vanairsdale Carrasco, DNP, APRN, ACNC-BC, NP-C, CEN, FAAN
  • Britton Clark, MPH
  • Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
  • Benjamin Mattson, MS Ed
  • Jill Morgan, RN
  • Jason Noble, BA, BFA
  • Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP
  • Michelle Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

This program is funded by ASPR.

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