Infection Prevention & Healthcare-Associated Infections

Infection Prevention & Healthcare-Associated Infections

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Accreditation

Accredited Course

Cost: $75

Courses that have the CE logo on the image have a designated number of certified continuing education credits associated with the course. These courses have a fee, and upon completion, the learner will receive a certificate with their designated credits which can be used for re-licensure. The continuing education credits available are physician credits, MOC II points, risk management credits, nursing contact hours, and pharmacy contact hours.


Accreditation/Designation Statements

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Risk Management

Infection Prevention and Healthcare-Associated Infections meets the requirements of 3.00 Risk Management Credit as prescribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registrations in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I. 

MOC Part II

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 3.00 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 3.00 MOC points with the American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 3.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy

This activity (JA0008063-0000-19-008-H05-P) carries a maximum of 3.00 contact hours

Course Information

About

The Infection Prevention and Healthcare-Associated Infections Course reviews how healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur and focuses on strategies for prevention. The epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention of common HAIs are reviewed. HAIs pose a significant threat to patient safety and are a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. This course addresses the need for improved healthcare provider education on prevention of common HAIs.

Instructional Time

2 hours, 53 minutes

Cost

  • Accredited Course: $75

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: 04/05/2019
  • Released: 04/29/2019
  • Expires: 04/05/2021

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Define healthcare-associated infections and understand the modes of transmission for infectious agents.
  • Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, categories and strategies for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
  • Describe the role of hand hygiene in preventing healthcare-associated infections and identify methods to optimize hand hygiene behaviors.
  • Describe key effective strategies for prevention of catheter-associated infections.
  • Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and strategies for prevention of surgical site infections.
  • Describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis and strategies for prevention of urinary tract infections.

Contributors

Course Director(s)

Debra Morrow, RN, BSN, CCRN
CICU Infection Control Project Coordinator
Boston Children's Hospital

Author(s)

Debra Morrow, RN, BSN, CCRN
CICU Infection Control Project Coordinator
Boston Children's Hospital

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

Debra Morrow, RN, BSN, CCRN

Author(s)

No disclosures to report:

Debra Morrow, RN, BSN, CCRN

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Dennis Daniel, MD; Maggie Geller, RN, CCRN, CPHQ; Celeste Chandonnet, RN, BSN, CCRN; Crystal Tom, PharmD; Kathleen Huth, MD, MMSc

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.