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Guide to Infection Prevention

Course #: 010-703

Price: $22.50

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CE Credit Hours: 2.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #137869 approved for 2.5 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

The transition of healthcare delivery from acute care hospitals to outpatient settings, along with ongoing outbreaks and patient notification events, have demonstrated the need for greater understanding and implementation of basic infection prevention guidance.  This CEU course provides basic infection prevention recommendations for outpatient settings and reaffirms Standard Precautions as the foundation for preventing transmission of infectious agents during patient care in all healthcare settings.


Article Author:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate key recommendations for HAI surveillance and reporting in ambulatory care settings.
  2. Explain what outbreaks and other adverse events are associated with in many instances.
  3. Examine unsafe practices that have led to patient harm.
  4. Elucidate what education on the basic principles and practices for preventing the spread of infections should include.
  5. Identify what is recommended by the CDC and WHO as the primary mode of hand hygiene in healthcare settings.

CPE Level: I

Learning Codes: 4000, 5020, 5270, 5410

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.3.1 , 8.3.2 , 8.3.5, 8.3.7

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