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Course Overview

Whether at the surgical site or on the hands of the healthcare provider, human skin is inherently laden with resident and transient flora. This course addresses ways to reduce pathogens on the skin of caregivers and surgical patients to reduce the risk of infections. It provides historical context and explains proper glove use and skin antisepsis, surgical scrubs, and pre-op cleansing. The course also discusses types of antiseptic solutions and considerations for their use.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals in acute care settings with information about skin asepsis.

About the Course Author

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    0.50HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-HHSA
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Differentiate how hand hygiene and skin antisepsis work in combination to prevent surgical site infections.; List the pros and cons of using gloves as personal protective equipment during patient care.; Name three natural features of skin that can support or hinder the transference and growth of microorganisms on the caregiver and patient.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: History
    19th Century Observations
    Late 20th Century Hazards
    Section 3: Contemporary Issues
    Gloves
    Skin Antisepsis
    Antiseptic Solutions
    Section 4: Causes and Prevention of Infections
    Physiologic Factors in Asepsis
    Antiseptic Considerations
    Surgical Site Antisepsis
    The Surgical Team
    Section 5: Clinical Vignette
    Knowledge Check
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.