$26.00

i 1.50 Hours

Course Overview

All surgical procedures are associated with some level of risk to the patient. Some of these risks are not preventable while others are. Infection of the surgical site is a complication that can be prevented in most situations. As a surgical technologist, you have a responsibility for helping to ensure steps are taken to prevent the development of surgical site infections. The goal of this course is to educate surgical technologists on the prevention of surgical site infections.

About the Course Author

Shaunya has been a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) for 8 years. She has assisted with a variety of surgeries and procedures in outpatient surgery centers, inpatient centers, trauma facilities, and endoscopy. Shaunya Williams, CST 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 (3 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.50HOURS

    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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-107-H04-P
  • Association of Surgical Technologists

    2.00HOURS

    This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2021 to 03/31/2021.

    Review Date: 2/11/2021
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.50HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.5 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CST734
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-02-29
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe performance measures and strategies to prevent surgical site infections.; Discuss the risk factors for surgical site infections.; Discuss the types of surgical site infections.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Surgical Site Infections
    What Is a Surgical Site Infection?
    Predicting the Risk for SSI
    Surgical Risk Factors
    The Surgical Care Improvement Project
    INF-1
    INF-2
    INF-3
    INF-4
    INF-6
    INF-9
    INF-10
    Other SSI Prevention Recommendations
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Surgical Site Surveillance
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Pharmacists; Surgical Technologists; 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.
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    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.