The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the availability of new, complimentary online interactive infection control training.
"Let's Talk Patient Safety: Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Transmission Risk" is designed to help healthcare professionals identify infection risks and prevent the spread of HAIs.
The training provides free continuing education: 0.1 CEU and 0.6 CNE. It has two modules, with CDC estimating that it takes about 30 minutes to complete the training.
The modules are described as follows:
"What's the Risk?": This interactive module transports healthcare professionals into a scenario where they must identify infection risks and act to protect patients, colleagues and visitors.
"Chain of Infection": This story-based interactive module challenges professionals to break the chain of infection in a busy healthcare environment and educates them on the consequences of not following infection prevention and control recommendations.
The training is intended for administrators, advanced practice nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, medical assistants, other health educators, registered nurses and all other healthcare professionals involved in patient care.
Access this new infection prevention course here.