Week 5: A | Infection Prevention and Control (Med-Surg 2019)

Photo showing how a nurse can prevent the spread of infection.

Only you can prevent Healthcare Associated Infections! Bonus video includes a demonstration of proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE). 


Week 5 begins on Thursday, February 7, 2018, and includes two topics:

  • A|Infection Prevention and Control
  • B|Sepsis Management

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the leading causes of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in United States hospitals.
  2. Critically analyze certain nursing interventions that will help prevent HAIs.
  3. Explain and demonstrate proper donning and doffing techniques.
  4. Identify and describe the pathophysiology of MRSA and explain the theory behind methicillin resistance.
Course summary

Vanessa Makarewicz, MN, RN-BC
Infection Control Operations Manager, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Affiliate Instructor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

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