The complex topic of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) can be simplified into three major risk categories: contaminated hands (of the patient or healthcare provider), contaminated clinical environment of care (surface and medical devices) and the contaminated skin of the patient. By universally addressing these three sources of potential contamination, healthcare providers can substantially reduce the risks associated with Healthcare-Associated Infections. In this program, the presenter will provide practical and evidence-based tools to improve hand hygiene, reduce contamination of the clinical environment of care, and properly use antiseptics on the patient’s skin.
- Discuss the most common courses of infection transmission: hands, the clinical environment, and the patient’s skin
- Review the current evidence-based CDC recommendations for hand hygiene, environmental disinfection, and skin antisepsis
- Discuss a strategic approach to reduce the risk of HAI transmissions across the healthcare continuum of care
Healthcare professionals can earn 1.5 contact hours for the completion of this program