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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents

Product code: 78807E    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program provides nurses with a detailed look at antifungals and antivirus medications.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the kinds of anifungal agents and their use.
  • Describe the kinds of antiviral agents and their use.

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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

Product code: 78807F    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program provides nurses with a detailed look at antitubercular medications.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the difference between dormant and active TB.
  • Describe the first-line agents against TB and some of their adverse effects.
  • Describe the second-line agents against TB.

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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection

Product code: 78807A    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program covers an overview of pathogens, the general signs and symptoms of infection and the cultures and tests used to identify them.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the major pathogen types and some of the major diseases they cause.
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of infection.
  • Identify the main tests used to identify infectious pathogens

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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones

Product code: 78807D    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses a detailed look at the cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, macrolides and quinolones.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the kinds of cephalosporins and their use.
  • Describe the aminoglycosides and their use.
  • Describe the macrolides and their use.
  • Describe the quinolones and their use.

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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications

Product code: 78807B    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an overview of the general signs and symptoms of allergies to antibiotics, adverse effects and superinfections.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions.
  • Identify signs of adverse reactions.
  • Describe what causes superinfections.

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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins

Product code: 78807C    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, medications have played an important role in the treatment of infectious diseases. Initially focused on the development and use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, in recent decades, the focus has broadened to include antifungal and antiviral agents. Because nurses are frequently called upon to administer anti-infective agents, this series was developed to provide the information they need to recognize the signs and symptoms of infection, the medications typically used in treatment and the associated precautions and side effects.

The programs in this series are:

  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents
  • Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents

This series is designated for a total of 3 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program covers an overview of types of antibiotics and a detailed look at the sulfonamides and penicillins.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the main sulfonamides and their use.
  • Describe the main penicillins and their use.

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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions

Product code: 78808BR    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program demonstrates proper hand washing and hand decontamination using alcohol-based agents, describes actions required for observing Standard Precautions and demonstrates handling of equipment and supplies used in providing patient care in ways that help prevent the spread of infection.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Take simple, practical steps in personal hygiene to decrease the likelihood of cross contamination
  • Maintain an active awareness of your environment at all times -- considering what is sterile, what is clean, and what is dirty.
  • Perform proper hand hygiene using two different techniques
  • Demonstrate Standard Precautions techniques
  • Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, facial protection, hair covers and others
  • Handle all equipment and supplies using proper precautions in order to prevent cross contamination of infectious organisms

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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

Product code: 78808D    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program discusses and demonstrates the selection and use of gloves and sterile technique, including creating a sterile field and performing a sterile procedure.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the various situations and procedures where a sterile field is necessary.
  • Take proper precautions when preparing a sterile field.
  • Perform all of the appropriate steps needed to successfully create a sterile field.
  • Demonstrate the correct method for applying sterile gloves.
  • Explain the proper precautions and techniques to prepare the skin around a procedure site.
  • Describe use and dispose of needles or other sharps.

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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection

Product code: 78808AR    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program reviews the Chain of Infection, describes performing an assessment of risk for infection and describes risk factors for infection.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the links in the chain of infection.
  • Describe how each link supports the transmission of an infection.
  • Perform an assessment of the risks of infection transmission to the patient, caregivers and visitors.
  • Implement strategies to plan effectively for infection prevention.

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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions

Product code: 78808CR-L    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes techniques for observing Transmission-Based Precautions, including a demonstration of proper techniques for donning personal protective equipment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions.
  • Identify the restrictions that Transmission-Based Precautions can require and understand the adverse effects these restrictions can have on patients.
  • Implement strategies for rearranging care so that restricted patients feel less isolated.
  • Identify specific situations that require the use of contact precautions, as well as those that require droplet precautions and airborne precautions.
  • Use and dispose of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and gowns in the proper manner.

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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions

Product code: 78808CS    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and actions the nurse must perform to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

This program demonstrates and describes techniques for observing Transmission-Based Precautions, including a demonstration of proper techniques for donning personal protective equipment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the three categories of Transmission-Based Precautions.
  • Identify the restrictions that Transmission-Based Precautions can require, and understand the adverse effects these restrictions can have on patients.
  • Implement strategies for rearranging care so that restricted patients feel less isolated.
  • Identify specific situations that require the use of contact precautions, as well as those that require droplet precautions and airborne precautions.
  • Use and dispose of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and gowns in the proper manner.

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

Product code: 78810D-L    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to properly establish and maintain a sterile field in the OR.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the proper requirements and uses of sterile drapes
  • Distinguish the different types of sterile drapes that are appropriate for use
  • Identify and utilize other materials appropriate for establishing a sterile field
  • Perform all of the steps required to prepare the sterile field
  • Demonstrate use of both the plastic incision drape and the four-towel method to perform sterile draping
  • Explain the principles and practical steps required to maintain the integrity of the sterile field

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

Product code: 78810DR    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place, and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to properly establish and maintain a sterile field in the OR.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the proper requirements and uses of sterile drapes
  • Distinguish the different types of sterile drapes that are appropriate for use
  • Identify and utilize other materials appropriate for establishing a sterile field
  • Perform all of the steps required to prepare the sterile field
  • Demonstrate use of both the plastic incision drape and the four-towel method to perform sterile draping
  • Explain the principles and practical steps required to maintain the integrity of the sterile field

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep

Product code: 78810C-L    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform gowning, gloving and surgical skin prep in the OR.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the purpose of surgical gowning and use the proper technique to don a surgical gown to preserve sterility
  • Perform the closed hand gloving technique
  • Describe when and how to properly tie the waist tie of the sterile surgical gown
  • Assist a second person with proper gloving technique
  • Perform the open gloving technique

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep

Product code: 78810CR    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform gowning, gloving and surgical skin prep in the OR

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the purpose of surgical gowning and use the proper technique to don a surgical gown to preserve sterility
  • Perform the closed hand gloving technique
  • Describe when and how to properly tie the waist tie of the sterile surgical gown
  • Assist a second person with proper gloving technique
  • Perform the open gloving technique

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique

Product code: 78810A-L    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of the principles of establishing and maintaining a sterile field in the operating room.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the different sources of surgically-introduced infection
  • Identify the six links in the chain of infection
  • Describe how surgical asepsis breaks the chain of infection
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the circulating nurse has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the AORN Standards and Recommended Practices for achieving the highest possible level of technical skill and surgical asepsis, including the seven key AORN principles.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the surgical technician has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the six recommended standards of practice for creating the sterile field established by the Association of Surgical Technologists

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique

Product code: 78810AR    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Updated Info:

These programs have been revised to accurately reflect the latest aseptic practice guidelines from the AORN.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with an understanding of the principles of establishing and maintaining a sterile field in the operating room.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify the different sources of surgically-introduced infection
  • Identify the six links in the chain of infection
  • Describe how surgical asepsis breaks the chain of infection
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the circulating nurse has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the AORN Standards and Recommended Practices for achieving the highest possible level of technical skill and surgical asepsis, including the seven key AORN principles
  • Explain the role and responsibilities that the surgical technician has in establishing and maintaining sterile technique in the OR
  • Describe the six recommended standards of practice for creating the sterile field established by the Association of Surgical Technologists

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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub

Product code: 78810B    Copyright © 2010
    

Series Overview:

Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This is particularly critical in the OR environment since infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. This series looks at ways in which this transmission takes place and the techniques and work practices nurses must employ to prevent this from occurring.

The programs in this series are:

  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep
  • Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field

This series is designated for a total of 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Overview:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform proper hand scrubbing techniques.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify how the surgical hand scrub works to break the chain of infection
  • Identify the various substances used for surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the various methods used during the surgical hand scrub
  • Describe the guidelines for maintaining proper fingernail hygiene
  • List conditions and injuries that can prevent one from performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR, such as cuts, scratches, burns and other wounds
  • Describe precautions to avoid conditions and injuries that will prevent performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR
  • Perform a 5-minute surgical hand scrub
  • Perform the two different techniques of the traditional scrub
  • Distinguish between the traditional scrub and the short scrub

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Bloodborne Safety: Universal Precautions, Standard Precautions, and Needlestick Prevention in Long Term Care

Product code: UP200V        

Overview:

Ever since the rapid spread of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there has been increasing concern about preventing the spread of HIV infection and other bloodborne diseases. Over the years various government agencies have issued and updated a whole series of recommendations and enforceable standards to address this problem.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), issued infection control recommendations that began with Universal Precautions and ultimately resulted in what are called Standard Precautions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA), put forth enforceable programs and compliance directives that included Universal Precautions, but also addressed issues such as immunization, record-keeping and post-exposure actions.

These should not be seen as separate and piecemeal efforts, but parts of an overall attempt to address the dangers of acquiring bloodborne infections such as AIDS, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the healthcare environment. This program has been designed to integrate the actions and precautions called for by these federal programs and directives into a single program of bloodborne safety.

Program includes updated statistics, new emphasis on hepatitis C and addresses the most recent needlestick safety and record keeping directives from OSHA.

*This program has been updated to reflect and demonstrate the CDC's new hand hygiene guideline.

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Current Issues in Tuberculosis: Infection Control Procedures

Product code: M282B    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
Today TB is under control in the U.S., but it remains a series threat worldwide with approximately 9 million new cases reported each year. This program describes the three primary control measures developed by the CDC as part of its recommendations for controlling the spread of TB.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the past and current incidence of tuberculosis in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Identify three key components of administrative controls used to prevent TB infection
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary environmental controls
  • Identify the primary component of respiratory protection controls

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Current Issues in Tuberculosis: The American Epidemic

Product code: M282A    Copyright © 2014
    


Overview:
In the last hundred years, tuberculosis in America came full circle from being a serious threat, to being a forgotten disease of the past, to returning as a serious threat in the 1980s and 90s. Today, TB is under control again in the U.S., but it remains a serious threat worldwide with approximately 9 million new cases reported each year. This program presents the recommendations for controlling the spread of TB developed by the CDC so that nurses and other healthcare workers can protect their patients—and themselves—from this serious disease.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what causes tuberculosis
  • Explain the difference between tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease
  • List four body systems that can be infected with TB
  • List common symptoms of TB
  • Identify six population groups at high risk for TB infection
  • Describe multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and list ways a person can acquire it

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Fighting Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens

Product code: M230        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

The emergence of antimicrobial resistance in many pathogens threatens to reverse much of the progress the world has made against disease over the past 50 years. This program describes the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and the recommendations of the CDC and others to fight back against them.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the genetic causes of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Describe the human causes of antimicrobial resistance in the medical community.
  • Describe the human causes of antimicrobial resistance outside the medical community.
  • Name the major resistant pathogens and the antibiotics that will still work against them.
  • Describe the major actions of the global counterattack against resistant pathogens.
  • Describe what the CDC recommends healthcare workers do in acute care facilities against emerging resistant pathogens.

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Hand Washing: Get the Picture

Product code: 78735R        

Overview:

Journey through the hospital and see how, when and why hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Ideal for new employee orientation. This education video will incorporate the use of hand gels and foams while reinforcing your facility's Exposure Control Plan.

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Handwashing, Sterile Techniques and Changing a Dressing on an Infected Incision

Product code: 78062        

Overview:

Presents hand washing as the single most important cleaning technique used to prevent transmission of microorganisms. Demonstrates changing a dressing, hand washing and sterile techniques for special procedures.

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Hazard Communication for the Medical Office

Product code: M123        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

Provides complete and consistent training for the proper use of chemicals in the medical office. Meets OSHA staff training requirements.

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Home Health Aide: Infection Control

Product code: HHA101R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

  • Using Protective Gloves
  • Handling Linen
  • Using a Protective Gown
  • Handling Infectious Waste
  • Cleaning a Blood Spill

* This program has been updated to reflect and demonstrate the CDC's new hand hygiene guidelines.

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How to Follow Transmission-Based Precautions

Product code: M190R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Updated Info:

Program was updated to reflect the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines and was reviewed for accuracy in 2010.

Overview:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dramatically revised their "Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals" in 1996 and introduced Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions. These precautions are designed to work together to prevent the spread of infection. This program discusses how to implement the precautions in healthcare facilities.

Topics include:

  • How Infections Spread
  • Standard Precautions
  • Airborne, Droplet and Contact Precautions.

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Infection Control in Healthcare: An Introduction

Product code: M275A    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

Faced with dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug - resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections has never been more important for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare setting.

This program - the first in a five-part series on infection control - provides healthcare professionals with background information on the development of infection control techniques and reviews the fundamentals of pathogen transmission, which serves as the basis for strategies to interrupt that transmission.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe events the led to the development of improved infection control practices
  • Name two measures developed by OSHA and the Joint Commission to improve infection control practices
  • Identify the CDC network used for reporting hospital - acquired infections
  • Identify and describe each link in the Chain of Infection

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Infection Control in Healthcare: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

Product code: M275E    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are primarily the result of unnecessary and excessive antibiotic use and are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality, increased length of hospital stays and rising costs of care. Therefore, it is prudent that the spread of these microorganisms be prevented. This course, the last in the five part Infection Control in Healthcare series, is designed to provide healthcare professionals with essential information about the causes of MDROs, the main types of MDROs and their characteristics.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the main reasons for the upsurge in multidrug-resistant organisms
  • Identify and understand the key characteristics of different MDROs
  • Implement strategies to prevent the spread of MDROs

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Infection Control in Healthcare: Precautions

Product code: M275C    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

Precautions have been developed by OSHA and the CDC to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals be aware of and abide by these precautions. This third course in the five part series on Infection Control in Healthcare is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
  • Describe the CDC's Standard Precautions.
  • Explain the elements of the CDC's Transmission-based Precautions.
  • Describe the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.
  • Implement infection prevention practice strategies, including handling sharps, linen and trash, contaminated spills and addressing lab issues.

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Infection Control in Healthcare: Regulatory and Administrative Measures

Product code: M275B    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

Reducing the number of healthcare - associated infections (HAIs) is a complex issue and a number of government agencies and healthcare organizations have developed guidelines and standards to prevent the transmission of dangerous pathogens.

This program - the second in a five-part series on infection control - provides healthcare professionals with an understanding of administrative and regulatory measures from the CDC, OSHA and the Joint Commission that are designed to protect healthcare workers - and the patients they care for - from dangerous pathogens in the healthcare environment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify four federal agencies that work to prevent transmission of HAI
  • Describe three approaches the Joint Commission uses to promote infection control in healthcare facilities
  • Define a “sentinel event”
  • Explain the benefit of reporting infection transmission data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

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Infection Control in Healthcare: Safe Work Practices

Product code: M275D    Copyright © 2014
    

Overview:

Safe practices have been developed by OSHA, the CDC and NIOSH to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals be aware of and abide by these preventive practices. This is the fourth course in the five part series on Infection Control in Healthcare and is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain the importance of performing proper hand hygiene
  • Describe and properly perform the different hand hygiene methods
  • Perform appropriate fingernail care
  • Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment
  • Demonstrate how to remove personal protective equipment properly
  • Describe considerations related to infection control safe practices

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Infection Control in Long Term Care: An Introduction

Product code: M277A    Copyright © 2014
    

Series Overview:

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Overview:

Faced with dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, preventing the spread of infections has never been more important for healthcare professionals working in long term care.

This program - the first in a five-part series on infection control - provides healthcare professionals working in long term care with background information on the development of infection control techniques, and reviews the fundamentals of pathogen transmission, which serves as the basis for strategies to interrupt that transmission.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe events the led to the development of improved infection control practices
  • Name two measures developed by OSHA and the Joint Commission to improve infection control practices
  • Identify the CDC network used for reporting healthcare-acquired infections
  • Identify and describe each link in the Chain of Infection

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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Multidrug-resistant Organisms

Product code: M277E    Copyright © 2014
    

Series Overview:

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Overview:

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are primarily the result of unnecessary and excessive antibiotic use, and are associated with increased patient and resident morbidity and mortality, increased length of stays, and rising costs of care. Therefore, it is prudent that the spread of these microorganisms be prevented. This course, the last in the five part Infection Control in Long Term Care series, is designed to provide healthcare professionals working in long term care with essential information about the causes of MDROs, the main types of MDROs, and their characteristics.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the main reasons for the upsurge in multidrug-resistant organisms
  • Identify and understand the key characteristics of different MDROs
  • Implement strategies to prevent the spread of MDROs

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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Precautions

Product code: M277C    Copyright © 2014
    

Series Overview:

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Overview:

Precautions have been developed by OSHA and the CDC to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals working in long term care be aware of and abide by these precautions. This third course in the five part series on Infection Control in Long Term Care is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
  • Describe the CDC's Standard Precautions.
  • Explain the elements of the CDC's Transmission-based Precautions.
  • Describe the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.
  • Implement infection prevention practice strategies, including handling sharps, linen and trash, contaminated spills, and addressing lab issues.

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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Regulatory and Administrative Measures

Product code: M277B    Copyright © 2014
    

Series Overview:

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Overview:

Reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is a complex issue and a number of government agencies and healthcare organizations have developed guidelines and standards to prevent the transmission of dangerous pathogens.

This program - the second in a five-part series on infection control - provides healthcare professionals working in long term care with an understanding of administrative and regulatory measures from the CDC, OSHA, and the Joint Commission that are designed to protect healthcare workers - and the residents they care for - from dangerous pathogens in the long term care environment.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify four federal agencies that work to prevent transmission of HAI
  • Describe three approaches the Joint Commission uses to promote infection control in healthcare facilities
  • Define a “sentinel event”
  • Explain the benefit of reporting infection transmission data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

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Infection Control in Long Term Care: Safe Work Practices

Product code: M277D    Copyright © 2014
    

Series Overview:

Controlling and preventing the spread of infection has always been a goal in any healthcare setting. But in recent decades challenges presented by dangerous bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis B and C, and a rise in the number of multidrug-resistant organisms, has made reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) more important than ever for healthcare professionals working in all healthcare settings.

This five-part series is designed to assist nurses and others working in long term care in preventing the spread of infections by providing important background information and practical strategies for keeping residents - and coworkers safe from infectious pathogens.

Overview:

Safe practices have been developed by OSHA, the CDC, and NIOSH to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. It is essential that all healthcare professionals working in long term care be aware of and abide by these preventive practices. This is the fourth course in the five part series on Infection Control in Long Term Care and is designed to introduce and discuss these infection control policies.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain the importance of performing proper hand hygiene
  • Describe and properly perform the different hand hygiene methods
  • Perform appropriate fingernail care
  • Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment
  • Demonstrate how to remove personal protective equipment properly
  • Describe considerations related to infection control safe practices

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Infection Control: A Training Program for Healthcare Professionals

Product code: M145S        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

The transmission of infectious agents is a serious occurrence that has happened in many healthcare environments, including medical offices and clinics.

Every health care professional has the responsibility not only to ensure that the patients they care for are protected from infection but also to monitor the infection control practices of those they supervise and intervene if necessary to ensure compliance and safety. The importance of this responsibility cannot be over-emphasized. Failure to employ accepted infection control measures not only increases the risk of adverse patient outcomes, but formal charges of unprofessional conduct and other legal liabilities, including malpractice, may be filed.

To help you increase your awareness of your professional responsibility with regards to infection prevention and control, this program explains the six links in the Chain of Infection and presents three cases for analysis following the Chain of Infection. As each case is presented, you will be asked to identify the possible source of infection, the means of transmission and suggest what steps might have been taken to prevent transmission.

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Infection Control: A Training Program for Healthcare Professionals

Product code: M147R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

Illustrates the scientifically accepted standards of infection control in the following areas: professional responsibilities for infection control, modes of disease transmission, work practice controls, selection and use of personal protective equipment, creation of a safe patient care environment and prevention and control of communicable diseases in healthcare workers.

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Isolation Procedures

Product code: 78063        

Overview:

Demonstrates and explains the purpose and procedure for wound and skin, enteric, respiratory, blood, excretion, secretion and protective isolation procedures. Includes proper technique for putting on and removing protective apparel and double bagging waste material.

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Pandemic Flu: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Product code: M247        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This program gives you an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in your community and why it's important to be informed and prepared.

This program describes:

  • Ways individuals and families can prepare for and protect against pandemic flu
  • Basic information on treating or caring for someone with the flu and avoiding the spread of infection
  • Good hygiene habits people can use to protect themselves and others from the flu virus
  • The likelihood and possible effects of a pandemic, such as disruption of transportation, utilities, schools, medical care, public safety, food and medical supplies
  • How flu viruses are spread
  • The role of vaccines and antiviral medications

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Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers Part 1: History and Virology of Pandemic Influenza

Product code: M246AR        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

A flu pandemic: severe illness, even death, widespread throughout the country. Something not seen in decades - in generations - but it could happen again.

If a flu pandemic happened, what will healthcare workers need to do?

The three-part series Pandemic Influenza: The Role of The Healthcare Workers gives healthcare professionals an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in the community and steps they will have to take to meet the challenge of a flu pandemic.

The three programs in this series are:

  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 1: History and Virology of Pandemic Influenza
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 2: Recognizing Influenza, Treatments and Patient Education
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 3: Infection Control and Public Health Measures

Updated Info:

The programs in this series have been updated to recognize the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 flu that originated in Mexico and includes treatment and chemoprophylaxis recommendations from the CDC.

Objectives:

After Completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the difference between seasonal flu and a flu pandemic
  • Describe how new flu viruses develop
  • Explain how flu viruses are spread

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Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers Part 2: Recognizing Influenza, Treatments and Patient Education

Product code: M246BS    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

A flu pandemic: severe illness, even death, widespread throughout the country. Something not seen in decades - in generations - but it could happen again.

If a flu pandemic happened, what will healthcare workers need to do?

The three-part series Pandemic Influenza: The Role of The Healthcare Workers gives healthcare professionals an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in the community and steps they will have to take to meet the challenge of a flu pandemic.

The three programs in this series are:

  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 1: History and Virology of Pandemic Influenza
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 2: Recognizing Influenza, Treatments and Patient Education
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 3: Infection Control and Public Health Measures

Updated Info:

The programs in this series have been updated to recognize the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 flu that originated in Mexico and includes treatment and chemoprophylaxis recommendations from the CDC.

Objectives:

After Completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the treatment and care of patients with flu
  • Explain the role of vaccines and antiviral medications
  • Describe infection control measures that should be taught to patients and their families

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Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers Part 3: Infection Control and Public Health Measures

Product code: M246CS    Copyright © 2010
    Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

A flu pandemic: severe illness, even death, widespread throughout the country. Something not seen in decades - in generations - but it could happen again.

If a flu pandemic happened, what will healthcare workers need to do?

The three-part series Pandemic Influenza: The Role of The Healthcare Workers gives healthcare professionals an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in the community and steps they will have to take to meet the challenge of a flu pandemic.

The three programs in this series are:

  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 1: History and Virology of Pandemic Influenza
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 2: Recognizing Influenza, Treatments and Patient Education
  • Pandemic Influenza: The Role of Healthcare Workers: Part 3: Infection Control and Public Health Measures

Updated Info:

The programs in this series have been updated to recognize the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 flu that originated in Mexico and includes treatment and chemoprophylaxis recommendations from the CDC.

Objectives:

After Completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe infection control practices for clinical settings in the event of a pandemic flu
  • Describe public health measures that might be taken in the event of a pandemic flu

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care: Preventing Transmission, Protecting Yourself

Product code: M274B    Copyright © 2013
    

Series Overview:

In the 1980s, the worldwide AIDS epidemic focused new attention on infection control procedures, particularly as they relate to bloodborne pathogens such as the virus that causes AIDS, HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.

This new 3-part series, Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care, provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and strategies developed for the long term care environment to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

Overview:

One effect of the AIDS epidemic was an intensified scrutiny of infection control practices throughout American and world healthcare, particularly practices relating to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV and the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates brought many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of these bloodborne infections.

This is the second of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine the measures you can take in the long term care environment to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens, as well as how to protect yourself in the healthcare workplace.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe Universal Precautions.
  • Describe Standard Precautions.*
  • Describe post-exposure responses.
  • Describe the use of gloves for protection against bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the use of eyeware for protection against bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the use of gowns for protection against bloodborne infections

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care: Bloodborne Viruses

Product code: M274A    Copyright © 2013
    

Series Overview:

In the 1980s, the worldwide AIDS epidemic focused new attention on infection control procedures, particularly as they relate to bloodborne pathogens such as the virus that causes AIDS, HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.

This new 3-part series, Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care, provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and strategies developed for the long term care environment to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

Overview:

Infection control practices in healthcare have changed radically since the advent of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in the 1980s. While the hazards remain, changes in care practices and protective devices have improved the safety of healthcare professionals against bloodborne pathogens as never before.

This first of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, describes the dangerous bloodborne viruses themselves and how they are transmitted.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe the characteristics of hepatitis B and C.
  • Describe the sources of transmission of bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections outside the workplace.
  • Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections at the workplace.

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care: Engineering Controls and Work Practice Controls

Product code: M274C    Copyright © 2013
    

Series Overview:

In the 1980s, the worldwide AIDS epidemic focused new attention on infection control procedures, particularly as they relate to bloodborne pathogens such as the virus that causes AIDS, HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.

This new 3-part series, Preventing Bloodborne Infections in Long Term Care, provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and strategies developed for the long term care environment to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

Overview:

After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections. Some of these involve changes to practices at work — such as to regularly wearing personal protective equipment — but others require basic changes to the engineering and design of medical equipment to make them safer to use.

This is the third of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine OSHA mandated changes in medical equipment — engineering controls — and the way tasks are performed — work practice controls

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the safe handling of sharps and use of safer needle devices.
  • Describe decontamination and cleaning procedures.
  • Describe the CDC hand hygiene guidelines.

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Bloodborne Viruses

Product code: M273A    Copyright © 2013
    

Overview:

Infection control practices in healthcare have changed radically since the advent of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in the 1980s. While the hazards remain, changes in care practices and protective devices have improved the safety of healthcare professionals against bloodborne pathogens as never before.

This first of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, describes the dangerous bloodborne viruses themselves and how they are transmitted.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of HIV and AIDS.
  • Describe the characteristics of hepatitis B and C.
  • Describe the sources of transmission of bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections outside theworkplace.
  • Describe the modes of transmission of bloodborne infections at the workplace.

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Engineering Controls Work Practice Controls

Product code: M273C    Copyright © 2013
    

Series Overview:

In the 1980s, the worldwide AIDS epidemic focused new attention on infection control procedures, particularly as they relate to bloodborne pathogens such as the virus that causes AIDS, HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.

This new 3-part series, Preventing Bloodborne Infections, provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C and strategies developed to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

Overview:

After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections. Some of these involve changes to practices at work — such as to regularly wearing personal protective equipment — but others require basic changes to the engineering and design of medical equipment to make them safer to use.

This is the third of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine OSHA mandated changes in medical equipment — engineering controls — and the way tasks are performed — work practice controls.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the safe handling of sharps and use of safer needle devices.
  • Describe decontamination and cleaning procedures.
  • Describe the CDC hand hygiene guidelines.

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Preventing Bloodborne Infections: Preventing Transmission, Protecting Yourself

Product code: M273B    Copyright © 2013
    

Series Overview:

In the 1980s, the worldwide AIDS epidemic focused new attention on infection control procedures, particularly as they relate to bloodborne pathogens such as the virus that causes AIDS, HIV and the hepatitis B and C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates were made that brought about many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of bloodborne infections.

This new 3-part series, Preventing Bloodborne Infections, provides learners with an understanding of the pathogenicity of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C and strategies developed to prevent their spread through work practice controls and engineering controls.

Overview:

One effect of the AIDS epidemic was an intensified scrutiny of infection control practices throughout American and world healthcare, particularly practices relating to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV and the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. After intense study by both the CDC and OSHA, new recommendations and mandates brought many changes in healthcare practice to help prevent the spread of these bloodborne infections.

This is the second of three programs on preventing bloodborne infections, and it will examine the measures you can take to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens in the healthcare environment, as well as how to protect yourself in the healthcare workplace.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe Universal Precautions.
  • Describe Standard Precautions.
  • Describe post-exposure responses.
  • Describe the use of gloves for protection against bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the use of eyeware for protection against bloodborne infections.
  • Describe the use of gowns for protection against bloodborne infections

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Preventing Health Care-Associated Infections

Product code: M227T        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview

Preventing Nosocomial Infections discusses the various types and causes of healthcare related infections and provides guidance on what can be done to prevent them.

Module Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the history of Health Care-Associated infections and the problem they present in present-day medicine.
  • Discuss common pathogens that cause Health Care-Associated infections.
  • Describe general preventive techniques such as proper hand hygiene.
  • Implement precautions against transmission-based infections, including airborne, droplet and contact.
  • Explain how to prevent the spread of resistant pathogen strains.
  • Describe the four most common types of Health Care-Associated infections and understand potential causes and possible prevention strategies.

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Preventing Needlestick Injuries

Product code: M237        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This course is designed to raise awareness about the importance of preventing needle stick injuries. It provides an overview of government regulations, a detailed look at safety devices and techniques and guidance on prevention.

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SARS: A Guide to Prevention

Product code: 78670        

Overview:

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a virulent pneumonia-like illness that made a sudden appearance in February 2003, originating in southern China. Air travel and global business have spread handfuls of cases throughout the world, and the disease, caused by a newly emerged coronavirus, has the potential to create a global pandemic. The disease does not respond to any current medications and so far the mortality rate is approximately 6%. Yet SARS is just one of several emerging diseases that threaten the United States. Some others are West Nile emcephalitis, E. coli O157H7, cryptosporidiosis (crypto), coccidioidomycosis, vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections (VRE), various influenza strains and hantavirus, plus multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. It is essential for healthcare professionals and the public to work together to combat the spread of these emerging diseases.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the early history of SARS.
  • Describe the symptoms and manner of spread of SARS.
  • Describe other emerging diseases, including West Nile encephalitis, E. coli O157H7 disease, cryptosporidiosis (crypto), coccidioidomycosis, vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections (VRE), various influenza strains and hantavirus, plus multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify infection control procedures to be used against SARS and other emerging diseases.

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Standards for Infection Control: Part 1: Principles of Infection Control

Product code: M166VA        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

This series is an update of Medcom's best-selling program Standards for Infection Control: An Update for Healthcare Workers. This course has been redesigned to be easier to use by presenting information in smaller modules that still provide continuing nursing education. In addition, information on controlling bloodborne pathogens and infection statistics have been updated.

Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases is a major concern for healthcare professionals. With the advent of HIV, the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and the resurgence of tuberculosis, infection prevention and control is one of the most important responsibilities of a healthcare worker. By studying the courses in this series, you will learn effective procedures which you can apply in the healthcare setting to protect yourself and patients from infection.

*Entire series is designated for 2 Contact Hours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Updated Info:

All programs are updated to reflect the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe the chain of infection and list prevention strategies to break the chain of infection.
  • Explain techniques to identify and control reservoirs.
  • Demonstrate proper hand hygiene technique.
  • Describe Standard Precautions.
  • Describe Transmission-based Precautions.

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Standards for Infection Control: Part 2: Preventing Bloodborne Pathogens Transmission

Product code: M166VB        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

This series is an update of Medcom's best-selling program Standards for Infection Control: An Update for Healthcare Workers. This course has been redesigned to be easier to use by presenting information in smaller modules that still provide continuing nursing education. In addition, information on controlling bloodborne pathogens and infection statistics have been updated.

Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases is a major concern for healthcare professionals. With the advent of HIV, the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and the resurgence of tuberculosis, infection prevention and control is one of the most important responsibilities of a healthcare worker. By studying the courses in this series, you will learn effective procedures which you can apply in the healthcare setting to protect yourself and patients from infection.

*Entire series is designated for 2 Contact Hours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Updated Info:

All programs are updated to reflect the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe common bloodborne pathogens
  • Describe OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Explain the use of PPE
  • Describe Work Practice Controls used to prevent transmitting bloodborne pathogens
  • Describe steps to take in case of an exposure to bloodborne pathogens

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Standards for Infection Control: Part 3: Tuberculosis Prevention and Practices for the Healthcare Worker

Product code: M166UC        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

This series is an update of Medcom's best-selling program Standards for Infection Control: An Update for Healthcare Workers. This course has been redesigned to be easier to use by presenting information in smaller modules that still provide continuing nursing education. In addition, information on controlling bloodborne pathogens and infection statistics have been updated.

Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases is a major concern for healthcare professionals. With the advent of HIV, the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and the resurgence of tuberculosis, infection prevention and control is one of the most important responsibilities of a healthcare worker. By studying the courses in this series, you will learn effective procedures which you can apply in the healthcare setting to protect yourself and patients from infection.

*Entire series is designated for 2 Contact Hours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Updated Info:

All programs are updated to reflect the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe recent changes in TB occurrence rates
  • Explain the difference between latent TB infection and active TB disease
  • Define multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Define and explain the CDC's three levels of TB infection control

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The Control of Infectious Diseases

Product code: M208        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This program provides viewers with the information they need to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and others in the home healthcare setting. It describes the chain of infection that leads to disease transmission, and describes prevention strategies that break the chain. The program focuses on preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens through the use of Universal Precautions, and preventing the transmission of TB through the use of personal protective equipment and work practice measures developed by the CDC.

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The Control of Infectious Diseases

Product code: M208S        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This program provides viewers with the information they need to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis and others in the home healthcare setting. It describes the chain of infection that leads to disease transmission, and describes prevention strategies that break the chain. The program focuses on preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens through the use of Universal Precautions, and preventing the transmission of TB through the use of personal protective equipment and work practice measures developed by the CDC.

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The Human Immune System: Overview of Anatomy and Function

Product code: M253A        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

The human immune system is perhaps the most complicated interacting set of organs and cells and chemicals in the body, but working together these parts perform what can seem to be miracles of self-defense.

Medcom's new 3-part continuing education series, "The Human Immune System", is designed to describe the body's immune system and provide a foundation for understanding the immune response. Each program uses a combination of live action footage and animation to clearly describe and demonstrate the complex principles of immunology. This program is the first of the three parts in this series.

Overview:

The Human Immune System: Overview of Anatomy and Function identifies and provides an overview of the parts of the immune system and shows how these organs, cells, proteins and other body chemicals functioned as the body's main internal lines of defense against pathogens.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the main organs that comprise the human immune system - the thymus, the bone marrow and the cells it produces, the lymph system and the spleen.
  • Explain the role and importance of leukocytes.
  • Identify and discuss the two main functional divisions of the immune system - the innate system and the adaptive system.
  • Describe the innate immune system and its main sentinels and warriors, including macrophages, neutrophils, NK cells and others.
  • Describe the purposes and functions of the adaptive immune system.

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The Human Immune System: The Immune Response

Product code: M253B        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

The human immune system is perhaps the most complicated interacting set of organs and cells and chemicals in the body, but working together these parts perform what can seem to be miracles of self-defense. Medcom's new 3-part continuing education series, "The Human Immune System", is designed to describe the body's immune system and provide a foundation for understanding the immune response. Each program uses a combination of live action footage and animation to clearly describe and demonstrate the complex principles of immunology. This program is the second of the three parts in this series.

Overview:

The course The Human Immune System: The Immune Response is designed to provide nurses and others with detailed descriptions of how the immune system responds to two of the most dangerous invaders: bacteria and viruses.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the major cells, chemicals and proteins that work together to fight off invading bacteria and viruses.
  • Explain in detail the process of the human body's immune response to bacteria.
  • Explain in detail the process of the human body's immune response to viruses.

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The Human Immune System: When It Turns Against the Body

Product code: M253C        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Series Overview:

The human immune system is perhaps the most complicated interacting set of organs and cells and chemicals in the body, but working together these parts perform what can seem to be miracles of self-defense. Medcom's new 3-part continuing education series, "The Human Immune System", is designed to describe the body's immune system and provide a foundation for understanding the immune response. Each program uses a combination of live action footage and animation to clearly describe and demonstrate the complex principles of immunology. This program is the third and last part of the three parts in this series.

Overview:

This course The Human Immune System: When It Turns Against the Body is designed to provide nurses and others with a discussion of what happens when the immune response is triggered for the wrong reasons and some of the potential consequences of this action.

Objectives:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the causes and symptoms of various forms of allergies and asthma, as well as their treatment.
  • Explain how the various types of autoimmune disease occur and what treatments are available for them.
  • Discuss HIV/AIDS, its unique challenges and the ways in which it is currently treated.
  • Explain the challenges of organ transplant rejection and what medical professionals do to prevent it from occurring.

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The Patient Guide to TB

Product code: M137        

Overview:

This program is aimed at those individuals who are infected with TB or who have active tuberculosis. Persuades the viewer to follow treatment until a doctor or healthcare provider says to stop. Live scenes include both males and females, and features Hispanics, and Asians, as well as the homeless and those with both HIV and TB.

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Tuberculosis: New Strategies for the Healthcare Worker

Product code: M199T        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This CE program has been updated to reflect changes in the CDC's TB prevention guideline, Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005. This includes a description of the application of the guidelines to personnel with a risk of TB exposure in all health-care settings, not just hospitals, such as: inpatient and outpatient facilities (including laboratories), dental care-settings, correctional facilities and homeless shelters.

Additional changes to the program made in light of the new guidelines include:

  • Updated statistics
  • New terminology
  • Description of the new blood test for TB screening
  • Revised definition of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Descriptions of the CDCs 3 levels of TB infection control:
    • Administrative controls
    • Environmental controls
    • Respiratory protection controls

In addition to the CE course this program includes a 7 minute bonus section demonstrating the TB mask fit testing procedure.

Update Info:

The program was updated to reflect the latest CDC hand hygiene guidelines and was reviewed for accuracy in 2011.

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Universal Precautions: AIDS and Hepatitis B Prevention for Correctional Employees

Product code: UP400R        


Overview:
This program is designed to help correctional employees comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, JCAHO Mandatory Updates and the expanded CDC Standard Precautions guideline. Training and documentation are provided in five areas: exposure control, using personal protective equipment and work practice controls.

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Universal Precautions: Aids and Hepatitis B Prevention for Home Health Care

Product code: UP300S        

Overview:

This program is designed to show providers of home health care how to comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, JCAHO Mandatory Updates and the expanded CDC Standard Precautions guideline. Training and documentation are provided in five areas: exposure control, using personal protective equipment and work practice controls.

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Universal Precautions: AIDS and Hepatitis B Prevention for the Dental Health Team

Product code: DA100R        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

This program addresses the unique needs of the dental health team in complying with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and the expanded CDC Standard Precautions guideline. Training and documentation are provided in five areas: exposure control, using personal protective equipment and work practice controls.

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Universal Precautions: AIDS and Hepatitis B Prevention for the Dental Health Team

Product code: DA100T-W        Reviewed for accuracy: 2011

Overview:

Provides OSHA-required training and documentation of training in five lessons.
  • HBV: Recognizing the Dangers
  • HIV: Recognizing the Dangers
  • Modes of Transmission for HBV and HIV
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe Work Practices.

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Universal Precautions: AIDS and Hepatitis B Prevention: The Medical Office

Product code: UP500R        

Overview:

Compliance with Universal Precautions is just as important in the medical office as it is in hospitals. This program helps medical offices comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and the expanded CDC Standard Precautions guideline. Training and documentation are provided in five areas: exposure control, using personal protective equipment and work practice controls.

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Universal Precautions: Employer's Compliance Manual for Healthcare Facilities

Product code: UP100T        

Overview:

This manual will help you establish practices that will safeguard you and your employees and will assist you in achieving full compliance with OSHA requirements. Various aids, such as forms and reference materials are included to simplify the process.

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