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Infection Control: Safe Work Practices

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
06/07/17  11:15 AM PST

This free course has already taken place. Contact your local Shield HealthCare representative about scheduling this course as an in-service in your facility.

Click here to find our current available course in our Healthcare Professionals Community.

* 0.5 CE credit is available for this Certified Nursing Assistant course. Course features video presentation (30 minutes.) 

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections that patients acquire while receiving medical or surgical treatment, and they take the lives of more than 100,000 patients each year. Through the adoption of evidence-based best practices, many HAIs are preventable. This free course will cover best practices to prevent the spread of organisms and better protect patients, visitors and healthcare professionals.

Infection Control in HealthcareLearning Objectives

After completing this free online course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of performing proper hand hygiene.
  • Describe and properly perform the different hand hygiene methods.
  • Perform appropriate fingernail care.
  • Describe the appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate how to remove personal protective equipment properly.

Who Should Take this Course

All healthcare professionals who come into contact with patients should take this course. HAIs affect patients and healthcare professionals in multiple settings, including:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation facilities

How to Get Started

Click on the button below to create an account at www.medcomrn.com/shieldhealthcare. Once you’re logged in, you will see the course listed in the center of the page. Click on the course link to begin.

Upon completion you have the option to take the course post-test. A score of 80% or higher will qualify you for your certificate of completion which you can print for your records.

Once you’ve created an account, you can use that login to take all other Shield-U courses that will be released this year! A history of completed courses will be kept for your convenience in your account.

Continuing Education Credit

0.5 contact hour of Continuing Nursing Education credit is provided by Medcom/Trainex, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation*, the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1285).