IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.
This course teaches what you need to know in order to reduce and control the risk of infections. It is designed to meet the CNA mandatory requirement for inservice training on infection control. There is no more powerful weapon in this war against infectious diseases than knowledge of the enemy.
Purpose and Objectives
- Identify specific practices that would slow the spread of organisms between patients as well as staff.
- Specifics of hand washing and hand antisepsis.
- Specifics of glove use and other personal protective equipment.
- Recognize the labels of various types of infection-control precautions and know the appropriate protective equipment for each type.
- Recognize the means of transmission of the more common organisms.
About the Author
Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD
Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.
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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.
Board Approval Information
Consultants for the Future is approved by the Florida Certified Assistants Council, Provider No. 50-435, Provider No. 61. This course is for CNAs and HHAs and does not provide credit for nurses.