Comprehensive Infection Control

$15.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Beginning

This course qualifies for "Universal Precautions" credit.

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CE Course Description

Healthcare-associated infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients worldwide.  This CE course explains how to improve personnel safety in the healthcare environment through appropriate use of personal protective equipment and how to reduce healthcare-associated infections by improving hand hygiene practices.

Author:  Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Demonstrate which behavior demonstrates competence of hand hygiene.

2.  List three major components to healthcare worker safety programs.

3.  Explain when handwashing, in contrast to using alcohol-based rubs, is required.

4.  Name which microorganisms alcohol-based hand rubs rapidly reduce.

5.  Identify which type of respirator would be worn by personnel entering the room of a patient with infectious tuberculosis.

6.  Provide the correct sequence for donning PPE.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  PPE Use in Healthcare Setting: Program Goal

2.  Regulations and Recommendations for PPE

3.  Types of PPE Used in Healthcare Settings

4.  Do's and Don'ts

5.  The Case for Improving Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves among Health Care Workers

6.  The Potential Impact of Improving Hand Hygiene

7.  The Hand Hygiene Intervention Package

a.  Clinical staff, including new hires and trainees, understand key elements of hand hygiene practice (demonstrate knowledge)

b.  Clinical staff, including new hires and trainees, use appropriate technique when cleaning their hands (demonstrate competency)

c.  Alcohol-based hand rub and gloves are available at the point of care (enable staff)

d.  Hand hygiene is performed and gloves are used appropriately as recommended by CDC's Standard Precautions (verify competency, monitor compliance, and provide feedback)

8.  How to Begin Improvement in Your Organization

a.  Forming the Team

b.  Setting Aims

c.  Using the Model for Improvement

d.  First Test of Change

e.  Measurement

9.  Barriers That May Be Encountered



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2018-06-17

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