NY Mandated Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals - CMEZ60010

NY Mandated Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
(4.4 / 816 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (3.00 Credits)
Physician (3.00 Credits)

Price: $33.00
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Healthcare professionals are responsible for monitoring the performance of all personnel, licensed or not, under their control regarding infection-control techniques. Failure to adhere to these principles is considered unprofessional conduct and could subject the nurse to disciplinary action, revocation of license, or professional liability. Not only are there professional consequences, but failure to adhere to infection-control standards also puts healthcare professionals and their patients at risk for adverse health outcomes. This three-part program will update healthcare professionals’ knowledge about how to apply scientifically accepted infection control principles and effectively reduce transmission of pathogens.


The goal of this three-part program is to update healthcare professionals’ ability to apply scientifically accepted infection-control principles to reduce transmission of pathogens. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the benefits of adhering to standards of infection control and describe the professional’s responsibility to adhere to these practices and the consequences of failing to comply
  • Recognize the professional’s responsibility to monitor infection-control practices of those for whom he or she is responsible and intervene as necessary
  • Describe how pathogenic organisms may be spread in healthcare settings, identify factors influencing the outcome of exposure, list strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms, and describe their application in practice
  • Define engineering controls and work-practice controls and identify a hierarchy of exposure-prevention strategies
  • Describe specific practices and settings that raise exposure potential to healthcare workers and patients and identify work practice controls that prevent exposure
  • Recognize the circumstances that require the use of personal protective equipment and identify these specific barriers
  • Identify a professional’s responsibility for maintaining a safe patient-care environment and recognize nonspecific disease findings that prompt evaluation of healthcare providers
  • Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare providers and patients as well as the importance of the correct application of reprocessing methods
  • List specific occupational health strategies for preventing HIV, hepatitis B virus, and TB in healthcare providers, and identify resources for evaluation of healthcare workers infected with these conditions
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of sepsis, and relate the importance of rapid identification and management

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including 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 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.
CMEZ60010 "NY Mandated Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals" is approved by the New York State Education Department to satisfy the requirement for professional licensure for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, dental hygienists, physicians, and physician assistants/special assistants (provider # IC 125).
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 # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.0 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 3.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/9/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/15/2021

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.

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Mary P - Upper Marlboro, MD  ·  Apr 02, 2020
This was comprehensive and useful.
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Yehudis M - Los Angeles, CA  ·  Mar 31, 2020
The course was educational and helped me refresh my knowledge on infection control. All in all it was a great course.
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derrick r - reading, PA  ·  Mar 19, 2020
It was very informational and a necessity for all Nurses looking to practice in the US.
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Ashley J - Ruth, MI  ·  Mar 17, 2020
it was informative and to the point
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It was concise, clear and well organized
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Price: $33.00
CE-PRO Price: $16.50