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.
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.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)
American Nurses Credentialing Center
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
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Commission on Dietetic Registration
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
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: History
19th Century Observations
Late 20th Century Hazards
Section 3: Contemporary Issues
Section 4: Causes and Prevention of Infections
Physiologic Factors in Asepsis
Surgical Site Antisepsis
The Surgical Team
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
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