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.
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American Nurses Credentialing Center
District of Columbia Board of Nursing
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Georgia Board of Nursing
South Carolina Board of Nursing
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
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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