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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions (w/Video)

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Intended Audience The importance of preventing the spread of specific organisms is addressed by protocols called Transmission-based Precautions. These protocols were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the use of personal protective equipment, as well as establishing isolation guidelines for patients. This course provides nurses with an overview of Transmission-based Precautions and their proper implementation in the field. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the three categories of Transmission-based Precautions. - Identify the restrictions that Transmission-based Precautions can require, and describe the adverse effects these restrictions can have on patients. - Implement strategies for rearranging care so that restricted patients feel less isolated. - Identify specific situations that require the use of contact precautions, droplet precautions, and airborne precautions. - Use and dispose of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and gowns in the proper manner. To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - View the program "Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-based Precautions." - Read this Course Introduction/Disclosures section in its entirety. - Read the course material. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. - Submit the online activity evaluation form. Credit Designation Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product Complete Disclosure Information For complete disclosure information, click here . CLOSE INTENDED AUDIENCE This course is designed to familiarize nurses and other healthcare professionals with proper compliance with and use of Transmission-based Precautions in order to prevent the spread of infectious organisms. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED This program demonstrates and describes techniques for observing Transmission-based Precautions, including a demonstration of proper techniques for donning personal protective equipment. METHOD OF PARTICIPATION To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - View the program "Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-based Precautions." - Read this Course Introduction/Disclosures section in its entirety. - Read the course material. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. - Submit the online activity evaluation form. ACCREDITATION Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number 50-1285). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product. CREDIT DESIGNATION Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit. OVERVIEW This program demonstrates and describes techniques for observing Transmission-based Precautions, including a demonstration of proper techniques for donning personal protective equipment. The material is organized around the following categories: - Introduction: Transmission-based Precautions - Personal Protective Equipment Use and Disposal LEARNING OBJECTIVES After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the three categories of Transmission-based Precautions. - Identify the restrictions that Transmission-based Precautions can require, and describe the adverse effects these restrictions can have on patients. - Implement strategies for rearranging care so that restricted patients feel less isolated. - Identify specific situations that require the use of contact precautions, droplet precautions, and airborne precautions. - Use and dispose of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and gowns in the proper manner. AUTHOR / REVIEWERS Please contact Medcom Trainex for more information. PLANNER / AUTHOR DISCLOSURE In accordance with ANCC Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Medcom, Inc. policy, the learner is hereby informed that the planners and staff of Medcom, Inc., and the content validation reviewer(s) involved with this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Furthermore, there is no discussion in this activity about the use of products for non FDA-approved indications. UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE Medcom, Inc. requires authors and content validation reviewers to disclose to the learner when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Authors of this activity may present information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. DISCLAIMER As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account the patient's unique clinical situation. Medcom disclaims any liability and/or loss resulting from the information contained in this activity. The learner specifically agrees to indemnify and hold Medcom, the creators, producers, and distributors of this activity harmless against any and all claims or liabilities arising out of the use of any information provided in this activity by the learner, or by anyone directly or indirectly obtaining such information through the learner.

Course Code: VID78808CR-T
Course Link: http://lms.esionline.us/course/view.php?id=133