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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

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

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

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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete the following steps in the Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls, and PPE and Behavior learing modules.

  1. View and interact with all lessons in a learning module. When you have done this, the post-module evaluation will be visible.
  2. Complete the post-module evaluation.
  3. Submit the Completion Attestation.

Instructions for obtaining a certificate of completion are available at the conclusion of the PPE and Behavior learning module.

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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