Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
The quickest way to train all your staff on the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and NIOSH Recommendations!
Enterobacteriaceae are not new to healthcare…Klebsiella, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter…are common causes of healthcare-associated infection. And while their resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics has been known for decades, it is only recently that they have become resistant to the carbapenem antimicrobial class.
20 minutes C. difficile
is among the fastest growing and threatening pathogens in the U.S. and abroad. It is imperative that healthcare professionals educate themselves about this organism, learn to quickly identify and appropriately care for patients infected with C. diff
, and strictly follow infection prevention and control measures to fight this growing threat.
This program provides an in-depth demonstration and explanation of cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the operating room and other procedure areas.
This program provides in-depth demonstrations and explanations of procedures for cleaning and disinfecting an occupied and unoccupied patient room, as well as an isolation room.
This program offers an introduction to the Environmental Services role as the front line against the spread of infectious diseases, and provides an overview of the equipment, cleaning and disinfecting solutions, as well as procedures for housekeeping staff.
Proper hand hygiene is the most important and effective practice healthcare professionals can do to prevent the transmission of healthcare-associated infections.
Once C. difficile
is introduced into a facility, it is very difficult to eradicate, and can cause grave sickness and even death. All healthcare staff must learn how to prevent the transmission of this dangerous pathogen.
Hand hygiene is the simplest, most effective way to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections. All staff must become aware of the most effective methods for hand antisepsis.
In a healthcare facility, controlling transmission of MRSA is everyone’s concern!
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) is a dangerous, drug-resistant organism that can spread through a facility quickly. Educating staff is the key to preventing transmission.
16 minutes “Intravascular catheters have become indispensable in the delivery of today’s healthcare. Unfortunately, their use puts thousands of patients a year at risk for infections…many of which are preventable.”
- -Rita D. McCormick, RN, CIC, Member, HICPAC IV Guideline Working Group
20 minutes “MRSA is one of the major-hospital-acquired infections. If you look at the morbidity and the cost of these infections it is very, very serious; not just in the United States but all throughout the world, and it’s really time for us to act.”
- -William R. Jarvis, MD
A short, effective infection prevention training program for all healthcare professionals who provide pre-, intra-, or post-operative care to surgical patients.
UTIs are the #1 cause of hospital-acquired infections, and CMS will no longer reimburse for the treatment of preventable UTIs. This program provides practical tips for preventing catheter-associated UTIs.
There is increasing pressure from CMS, The Joint Commission, IHI and DHHS to decrease the number of central line associated bloodstream infections. This program discusses prevention strategies based on the latest evidence-based practices. This program also includes a Bonus Track
featuring additional valuable education from Dennis G. Maki, MD
"Dr. Maki gives a tremendous amount of information about the complexity of some patients and why judgments must be made based on patient need. His interview gives a lot of strength to the DVD." - Rita McCormick, RN, CIC
10 mins All healthcare providers are urged to carefully review their infection control practices and the practices of all staff under their supervision.
- CDC's Injection Safety Information for Providers
As surveillance becomes increasingly important, accurate tests are vital in the fight against the transmission of MRSA!
Multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) spread easily in the healthcare environment and are very resistant to the most common antibiotic treatments. Help your facility reduce the incidence or prevalence of MDROs by implementing the interventions outlined in this program.
A mechanical ventilator can be a life-saving device. It is also the leading cause of infections in the ICU. National initiatives have targeted a reduction in VAP infection rates, which can be achieved by following evidence-based practices.