Infection control has long been considered an important issue in hearing healthcare because of the wide range of patients served and the nature of the services provided. Infection control extends beyond the common sense practices of hand washing and good housekeeping. New harmful microbes arise, old microbes reemerge, and as a profession we must remain vigilant and prepared to protect our patients, our practices, and ourselves from the infectious dangers now and next. This course will discuss the principles of infection control, outline standard precautions, and identify strategies to manage patient contact in times of outbreak for a hearing healthcare practice.
Course created on January 25, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the most effective way to prevent infection spread.
- After this course, participants will be able to outline potential routes of disease transmission.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for the ongoing prevention of disease spread in the hearing healthcare practice.
|5-15 Minutes||Routes of Infection Transmission|
|15-30 Minutes||Infection Threats in Hearing Healthcare|
|30-45 Minutes||Preparing your Practice for Infection Control|
|45-55 Minutes||Considerations for ongoing prevention of disease spread|
Michele Hurley received a Master of Science in Audiology from North Texas State University and Au.D. from A.T. Still University. Dr. Hurley has been practicing for 21 years in a variety of professional roles, spending the past 14 years in the area of education and technical services, and has spoken on numerous occasions on the topics of hearing aid technology and patient care.
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