Online Education | Med-Surg | Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control
Only you can prevent Healthcare Associated Infections! Refresh your perspective on how standard precautions can keep you, your patients and your loved ones safe in this entertaining and informative module. Bonus video includes a demonstration of proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Vanessa Makarewicz, MN, RN-BC
Infection Control Operations Manager, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Affiliate Instructor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
Comments from Past Participants
"As a nurse, I feel like I am constantly hearing about CAUTI and hospital-acquired C. diff at staff meetings and meetings with leadership, so the topics can get mundane in practice. It was excellent having a speaker who is so passionate about the subject."
"I'll admit, when it is a super busy night on my unit, it's very tempting to quickly pop into an isolation room to turn off an IV pump, move a personal item closer to the patient, and so on. More than anything, this lecture was a great reminder of why we should never do that!"
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the leading causes of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in United States hospitals.
- Critically analyze certain nursing interventions that will help prevent HAIs.
- Explain and demonstrate proper donning and doffing techniques.
- Identify and describe the pathophysiology of MRSA and explain the theory behind methicillin resistance.
- Apply the nursing process in solving case studies related to HAIs.
- 1.50 Contact hours