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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub (w/Video)

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Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify how the surgical hand scrub works to break the chain of infection - Identify the various substances used for surgical hand scrub - Describe the various methods used during the surgical hand scrub - Describe the guidelines for maintaining proper fingernail hygiene - List conditions and injuries that can prevent one from performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR, such as cuts, scratches, burns and other wounds - Describe precautions to avoid conditions and injuries that will prevent performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR - Perform a 5-minute surgical hand scrub - Perform the two different techniques of the traditional scrub - Distinguish between the traditional scrub and the short scrub To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - View the program "Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub" - Read the 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 activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Infection is the most common complication experienced during post-operative wound healing. Using surgical practices that eliminate infectious agents decreases the chance of infection. A primary goal of the surgical team is to prevent infection by isolating the operative site from the surrounding non-sterile environment, thus breaking the chain of infection. METHOD OF PARTICIPATION To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following: - Read this Course Introduction / Disclosures section in its entirety - Read the course material - Complete the post test with a score of 80% or higher - Complete the 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 Disinfection of the hands prior to any procedure performed in the OR is critical for all OR personnel. Hands are a major source of infection transmission, and the most common type of hospital-acquired infections occur in surgical wounds. Consistent use of an approved hand scrubbing technique increases the likelihood of breaking the chain of infection, and thus decreases the chance of operatively-acquired infections. This program is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge needed to perform proper hand scrubbing techniques. The material is organized around the following categories: - Introduction - The Five-Minute Scrub - The Traditional Scrub: 1st Technique - The Traditional Scrub: 2nd Technique - The Short Scrub - Alcohol-Based Disinfectant Cleansers LEARNING OBJECTIVES After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the various substances used for surgical hand scrub - Describe the various methods used during the surgical hand scrub - Describe the guidelines for maintaining proper fingernail hygiene - List conditions and injuries that can prevent one from performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR, such as cuts, scratches, burns and other wounds - Describe precautions to avoid conditions and injuries that will prevent performing surgical hand scrub and working in the OR - Perform a 5-minute surgical hand scrub - Perform the two different techniques of the traditional scrub - Distinguish between the traditional scrub and the short scrub AUTHOR / REVIEWERS Medcom, Inc. is the corporate author of this educational activity. Kari Albrecht, RN, MSN served as subject matter expert in review of the content, and performed a content validation review. 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: VID78810B-T
Course Link: http://lms.esionline.us/course/view.php?id=137