Instructions for completing this course

Target Audience

Nurses and Health Professionals who are administratively responsible for the infection control program in an ambulatory surgical setting and for creating the facility's infection control plan.

Contact Hours

2.0 Contact Hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this activity.

The contact hours for this activity expire June 5, 2021.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN recognized this activity as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition did not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approved or endorsed any product included in the presentation.

Purpose / Goal Of This Activity:

The goal of this program is to present the designated infection control program manager in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) with the knowledge, resources and tools sufficient to perform an Infection Control Risk Assessment; and to use the information gathered to create an Infection Control Plan for the ASC.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss how performing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) benefits an ASC.
    2. Outline six strategies useful in identifying infection risks in the ASC.
    3. Name the four categories of infection risks that are assessed in the ASC.
    4. Use the ICRA tool to calculate Risk Scores for infection hazards.
    5. Define “prioritized risks”.
    6. Explain how Risk Scores are applied to determine prioritized risks.
    7. State the purpose of the ASC’s Infection Control Plan.
    8. Cite three sources of evidence-based information that can be used to devise infection prevention strategies.
    9. Create a basic Infection Control Plan for an ASC based on the results of the ICRA.

Requirements For Successful Completion of this Program

Using this Self-Directed Learning Module, participants must review the objectives and read the materials. As participants read through the material on th e course pages, they will be occasionally prompted to answer exam questions.There is a total of 12 multiple choice questions in this program. A grade of 80% (10 correct answers) must be achieved along with submission of a program evaluation to receive a certificate.

The Course Reference Page available at the completion of the course will contain many tools and useful reference documents from notable sources pertinent to material covered in this course. Links to all nationally recognized guidelines and recommendations necessary to serve as the basis for development of policies and procedures in the ambulatory surgical setting (as required by CMS) will be available on that page at all times following successful completion of the course.

The course work was authored by Regina Napolitano, RN, MA, CIC who serves as the Senior Education Development Specialist at ProCEO Inc. (www.ProCEO.com).

Disclosures from Authors and Program Planners

Neither the planners nor the presenters have any conflict of interest related to this program. No commercial support has been obtained for this offering. There is no discussion of a product used for a purpose other than for which it is approved by the FDA.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this course is $39.00. Your registration fee includes two opportunities to pass the examination and permanent access to all reference material.

If you have any questions or concerns about this course, you may contact a Customer Service representative at 888-345-6788, or e-mail us at ceo.contact7@proceo.com.

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