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Infection Prevention – Is it in Our Hands?

Infection Prevention – Is it in Our Hands?

Infection Prevention – Is it in Our Hands?

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

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Launch date: 26 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 03 May 2018

Reference: 184842

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ANN DUNN (5 Apr 2018)
important information on hand hygiene
MARGARET O'CONNOR (28 Dec 2017)
This course is wonderful every nurse needs.

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

"What makes the Healing Art divine? The blazoned truth we hold so dear: To guard is better than to heal, the shield is nobler than the spear."" (Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes)

In an age where preventive health care has been deemed valuable, Dr. Holmes’ words are as current now as they were in the 1800’s. Each year, nearly 2 million people in the United States get an infection as a result of receiving health care in a hospital and 88,000 die as a direct or indirect result of these infections. Hand-transmission is a major factor in the spread of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that cause disease, foodborne illnesses, and nosocomial infections. Everyone is vulnerable, but the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and those with a compromised immune system are at the highest risk. In 1855, Holmes republished his paper in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences and this time he received the support of his colleagues. Holmes considered nosocomial infections as ""professional homicide"" and believed that ignoring this issue in medicine should not be acceptable. It is hard to image that in nearly 150 years the ""homicide"" that Holmes referred to still remains a threat to recipients of health care."

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of handwashing and its effect on the transmission of nosocomial infections.

2. Explain the significance of fingernails (artificial or natural) and their potential role in transmitting infection.

3. Describe the Center’s for Disease Control’s and other national group’s recommendations regarding hand hygiene.
Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist

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Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Colleen Symanski-Sanders, RN, Forensic Nurse Specialist, has been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. She has extended her education into forensic nursing, criminal profiling, and psychopathy receiving a Certificate as a Forensic Nurse Specialist. She has over 16 years experience in public health and home care nursing.

Colleen has been an author of educational material for St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida. She has also lectured on a variety of topics at numerous nursing symposiums and conferences across the country. She is on the Editorial Board for "Home Health Aide Digest" and "Private Duty Homecare" publications.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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User Reviews (2)

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ANN DUNN (5 Apr 2018)
important information on hand hygiene
MARGARET O'CONNOR (28 Dec 2017)
This course is wonderful every nurse needs.

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