Continuing Education Course
Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings
CDC has created a new continuing education course “Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings” for outpatient hemodialysis healthcare workers, including technicians and nurses.
The 1-hour self-guided training course features a flash-based slide presentation and audio narration. The course reviews the following topic areas:
- Infections that patients can get from dialysis
- Infection control recommendations for outpatient hemodialysis healthcare workers, and
- Educating your patients and their caregivers.
If you want to receive Continuing Education for completing the course, you must complete a course assessment and evaluation using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEOnline) system. You may access the system at: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.
Please contact the CDC Continuing Education office if you have questions about the TCEOnline system:
Phone: 1-800-41-TRAIN (418-7246) Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM ET.
Continuing Education Information
Activity Title: Infection Prevention in Dialysis Settings
Activity Number: WB1999
Matthew J. Arduino, MS, DrPH, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Priti Patel, MD, MPH, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Joseph Perz, DrPH, MA, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Kristin Rainisch, MPH, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Nicola Thompson, MSc, PhD, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Abbigail Tumpey, MPH, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Origination/Expiration Dates: June 2012 – June 2014
Target Audience: Outpatient Hemodialysis Nurses and Technicians
Format: Web-based presentation (self-guided)
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List three ways to prevent catheter infections in hemodialysis patients
- Describe how to safely carry medications
- Describe how to effectively perform hand hygiene
Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1 contact hours.
Continuing Education Units (CEU):
The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.
In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.
Method of Participation:
You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above. To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit, and to print-out an on-going transcript of all you TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.
Fees: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.