Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis - CMEZ568

Keep It Clean: Hand Hygiene and Skin Antisepsis

by Lisa Hughes, MSN-ed, RN, CCRN and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
CMEZ568
(4.4 / 213 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Price: $15.00
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Summary:

Whether at the surgical site or on the hands of the healthcare provider, skin is inherently laden with resident and transient flora. This course addresses ways to reduce pathogens on caregivers’ skin and in surgical patients’ natural flora to reduce the risk of infections. It provides historical context and explains gloves and skin antisepsis, antiseptic solutions and considerations, surgical scrubs, and pre-op cleansing.

Objectives:

The goal of this skin hygiene continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the relationship between skin and the transference of pathogenic microorganisms. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the pros and cons of using gloves as personal protective equipment during patient care
  • Describe three natural features of skin that can support or hinder the transference and growth of microorganisms on the caregiver and patient
  • Explain how hand hygiene and skin antisepsis work in combination to prevent infection
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, nurses, and physicians.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com/ and search for this topic title.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/22/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/5/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/5/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Kay B - Richmond Hill, GA  ·  Aug 15, 2019
Can never have too much hand hygiene education
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James J D - Goose Creek, SC  ·  Aug 09, 2019
needed if in surgical position or more for MA CMA.
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Serena V - Ladson, SC  ·  Aug 02, 2019
it was great information i learned alot
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Adam R - NORFOLK, VA  ·  Jun 04, 2019
great topic learned a lot
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VIRGINIA C - Mahwah, NJ  ·  May 17, 2019
This course provided a good review and overview of Skin Asepsis.
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ONLINE
Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50