Education Courses

CDC offers two education courses for healthcare providers on hand hygiene.

Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile (2017) – WD2703

This course is a supplement to the below course, Hand Hygiene & Other Standard Precautions to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (2005). Free continuing education is available and this course is SCORM compliant.

Hand Hygiene, Glove use, and  Preventing Transmission of C. Difficile  WD2703 training

  • Origination Date: May 22, 2017
  • Renewal Date: May 22, 2019
  • Expiration Date: May 22, 2021
  • URL: https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/providers/training/index.html
  • Hardware/Software: Computer Hardware; Internet connection
  • Materials: None
  • Target Audience: Physicians and Registered Nurses
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Format: This activity is web based.
  • Contact Information: hip@cdc.gov

Program Description:

This activity is designed to close existing knowledge gaps in the healthcare population, which contribute to low hand hygiene and glove use adherence across US healthcare settings.

Objectives:

By the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify hand hygiene recommendations for C. difficile patients in routine care and in outbreak situations.
  • Identify best practices for glove use.
  • Describe the role of environmental cleaning in preventing the spread of C. difficile.

Faculty/Credentials:

Mike Bell, MD, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

L. Clifford McDonald, MD, Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Accreditation Statements:

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 (0.3) contact hours.

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 did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To receive continuing education (CE):

Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
Pass the posttest at __75___% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

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

Hand Hygiene & Other Standard Precautions to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (2005)

Wecome to the CDC hand hygiene resource web page. This cource reviews key concepts of hand hygiene and standare precautions.