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NUR147 - Infection Control (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will review and gain knowledge of current and emerging infection control procedures, common health care related infections, and infectious disease outbreaks. Objectives:  1. Discuss the importance of practicing proper infection control procedures; 2. Describe specific sources of infections and how they are transmitted; 3. Describe standard precaution protocols; 4. State appropriate hand washing techniques and explain why it is important; 5. Describe the use of personal protective equipment as outlined in the CDC guidelines; 6. Describe the appropriate methods for disposing of contaminated materials; 7. State the appropriate procedure for disinfecting environmental surfaces; 8. Describe the infection control protocols used to prevent common health care related infectious diseases; 9. Discuss the issues related to infectious disease outbreaks; 10. Describe critical infection control measures needed during an Ebola outbreak. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 2.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 2.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.