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Angil Tarach-Ritchey

Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM is a national eldercare expert, best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and writes CEU courses for Pedagogy Inc. With over 30 years experience in senior care and advocacy Angil is very passionate about eldercare and is well respected in her field. Angil has written over 60 articles for various websites and publications, and has been featured or quoted in several articles. 

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Class Accreditation

All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   

Handwashing Responsibilities in Healthcare

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $12.00

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Handwashing Responsibilities in Healthcare
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This online continuing education course is designed for nurses, nurse’s aides and healthcare workers in all healthcare settings since it is the single most important responsibility in preventing and reducing infections and disease transmission in all areas of patient care.  As a healthcare worker or professional you have heard about handwashing over and over in every orientation and in-service related to infection control, yet infection rates of MRSA, C-Diff, and other highly contagious infections continue to rise at an alarming rate.  This course will introduce a new perspective beyond basic infection control and hand hygiene, as a necessary part of patient safety and the healthcare provider’s responsibility.

Objectives

 Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Verbalize basic knowledge of infection control terminology and definitions
  2. Identify and understand modes of infection transmission
  3. List 3 common illnesses spread by contaminated hands
  4. Identify the #1 defense in transmittable infections
  5. Define hand hygiene protocol in patient care settings
  6. Demonstrate appropriate use of the 2 types of hand hygiene according to contamination level
  7. Verbalize and demonstrate effective handwashing technique

Curriculum

 Chapter 1- Basics of Infection Control
  • Definition of Infection
  • Types of Infections
  • Transmission Modes
  • 1st Defense in prevention
  • Most common preventable infections
Chapter 2- Hand Hygiene
  • Effective hand hygiene actions
  • Appropriate handwashing technique
  • When to practice hand hygiene
  • Hand gel in healthcare
Chapter 3- Responsible patient care
  • Facts and Figures of facility related infections
  • Commitment to care
  • Commitment to self care