Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection Control

Holly Harmon

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.

CDC and Medscape are launching the last in the series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. Be sure to check out the activities happening this month!

The series includes—

1.    April: Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings

2.    May: Environmental Services and Infection Prevention

3.    June: Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment

4.    July: Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use

5.    August: Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach

6.    September: Injection Safety: A System Approach 

These CME-/CE-certified activities are available. You must be a registered Medscape member to access these CME/CE activities. Registration is free. The first activity, “Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings,” is available now. A new activity will be added each month.

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