CME from CDC: What You Need to Know About Infection Control
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. It’s critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.
Although healthcare facilities and infection control experts have made significant progress in preventing some types of infections, there is still a great deal of work to do.
CDC and Medscape have launched a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in healthcare facilities. These courses feature discussions with CDC and external experts in infection prevention.
The series includes:
- Risk Recognition in Healthcare Settings (Available Now)
- Environmental Services and Infection Prevention (Available Now)
- Recognizing Infection Risks in Medical Equipment (Available Now)
- Infection Transmission Risks Associated with Nonsterile Glove Use (Available Now)
- Infection Prevention: A Hierarchy of Controls Approach (Available Now)
- Injection Safety: A System Approach (Available Now)
- Primary care physicians
- Public health and preventive medicine specialists
- Emergency medicine physicians
- Page last reviewed: June 14, 2017
- Page last updated: September 21, 2017
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