12/21/15

CMS Releases New Infection Control Training Courses


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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a learning network which includes infection control training. Two recently released courses are as follows:

"Infection Control: Environmental Safety" Web-Based Training Course
The "Infection Control: Environmental Safety" web-based training course is designed to provide education on proper cleaning practices in healthcare facilities. It includes information on the categories of environmental surfaces and turnover cleaning versus terminal cleaning. Continuing education credits are available to learners who successfully complete this course.

"Infection Control: Injection Safety" Web-Based Training Course
The “Infection Control: Injection Safety" web-based training course is designed to provide education on proper injection practices in healthcare facilities. It includes information on safe injection practices and single-dose/single-use versus multi-dose medications. Continuing education credits are available to learners who successfully complete this course.

CMS previously released a course on hand hygiene safety.

To access the courses, go to Medicare Learning Network products, scroll to the bottom of the web page, under "Related Links," and click on "Web-Based Training Courses." A Medicare Learning Network account is required for access. You can create an account by clicking here.
 

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.

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