Infection Special for Case Managers: Control, Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens, SARS, and Flu

This course has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification for 12 contact hours. Activity Code: H00043176; Approval #200138089.

The very nature of healthcare settings makes them vulnerable to the spread of infections because they serve patients who are ill and are therefore susceptible hosts. Infection control and prevention and breaking the chain of infection are critical, especially during a pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, we offer this 12 contact hour Infection Special course bundle at a special price of $29.

The course begins with an in-depth discussion of infection control/infection prevention policies required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including breaking the chain of infection, a primary component of safe, effective patient care.
 
The next section offers a thorough explanation of bloodborne pathogens, engineering and workplace practice controls, and the purpose of personal protective equipment (PPE). We continue with an overview of SARS-CoV-1, the coronavirus pathogen that in 2004 spread to 2 dozen countries, killing more than 800 people before it was contained. COVID-19 is a more infectious type of coronavirus, now officially named SARS-CoV-2. 
 
We conclude with Flu 2020, which describes the difference between seasonal and pandemic flu—a topic very much on our minds as we struggle to understand the behavior of the coronavirus. The course includes a review of what happened and what was learned from the 1918–1919 flu pandemic. Finally, the course describes how viruses are named, how they spread, and the importance of vaccination and other public health measures. 

 

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 Contact hours
Course opens: 
09/13/2020
Course expires: 
08/25/2021
Cost:
$29.00
Rating: 
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 12 CE contact hours. Activity code: H00043176; Approval Number: 200138089.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 Contact hours

Price

Cost:
$29.00
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