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dialysis clinic 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:
Email: ce@cdc.gov
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

Faculty/Credentials:

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 Date: June 1, 2012
Renewal Date: June 1, 2014
Expiration Date: June 1, 2016
Course URL: Launch Course Now (JavaScript must be enabled)
Hardware/Software: Computer-Internet-Browser
Materials: None
Target Audience: Outpatient Hemodialysis Nurses and Technicians
Prerequisites: None
Format: Web-based presentation (self-guided)
Contact Information: Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion hip@cdc.gov

Objectives:

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. List three ways to prevent catheter infections in hemodialysis patients
  2. Describe how to safely carry medications
  3. Describe how to effectively perform hand hygiene

Accreditation Statements:

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

Disclosure:

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, content experts, and their spouses/partners 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/contact hours, to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

Fees: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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