Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals
by Instructor: Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC

$44.00

i 3.00 CEH

Course Overview

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

About the Course Author

Barbara BarzoloskiO'Connor is the infection control manager at Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, Md. She is responsible for administering, coordinating, and monitoring all infection control functions of the hospital and serves as an educator and consultant with regards to infection control matters. Barbara also serves on other committees and is a liaison between the hospital and public health officials, and is responsible for serving as staff support to the Orthopedic and Pediatric Clinical Department Review Committees. Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (13 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    3.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    3.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-720758
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    3.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    3.00HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 9/1/2022.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 3.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    3.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 3.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60011
  • Hours:

    3.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define engineering controls and work practice controls and identify a hierarchy of exposure prevention strategies.; Describe how pathogenic organisms may be spread in healthcare settings, identify those factors influencing the outcome of exposure, list strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms, and describe their application in practice.; Describe specific practices and settings that raise exposure potential to healthcare workers and patients and identify work practice controls that prevent exposure.; Identify a professional’s responsibility for maintaining a safe patient care environment and recognize nonspecific disease findings that prompt evaluation by healthcare providers.; List specific occupational health strategies in preventing HIV, hepatitis B virus, and tuberculosis (TB) in healthcare providers and identify resources for evaluation of healthcare workers infected with these conditions.; 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 circumstances that require the use of personal protective equipment and identify these specific barriers.; Recognize the professional’s responsibility to monitor infection control practices of those for whom he or she is responsible and intervene as necessary.; Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare providers and patients and recognize the importance of the correct application of reprocessing methods.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Certified Medical Assistants; Nurses; 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.
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