Infection Control in Healthcare Settings

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to provide physicians with an up-to-date training covering all topic areas related to infection control and prevention that are mandated by the New York State Department of Health. The course focuses on pathogen transmission pathways in healthcare settings, strategies for preventing or limiting direct and indirect transmission, and the range of work practice controls used to prevent transmission, contain or remove potentially infectious spills, and to disinfect/sterilize medical devices and instruments.

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Describe how bloodborne pathogens and other infections may be transmitted in healthcare settings.
  • Identify scientifically-accepted strategies for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.
  • Discuss strategies for effective pre-cleaning, chemical disinfection, and sterilization of instruments and medical devices aimed at preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Describe the scope and nature of sepsis infection, recommended sepsis treatment approaches, and ways to educate patients about sepsis identification and prevention.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page