As new diseases emerge and society becomes more mobile, the threat of disease spread in our professional workplaces is real and serious. By nature, hearing healthcare professionals interact frequently with vulnerable individuals, namely the elderly and very young. These individuals present in our practices with health conditions and other factors that place them at high risk for contracting or spreading infection. It is critical that hearing professionals are practicing in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves, staff and especially patients. This course will focus on how disease may spread in the professional workplace, the development and most importantly implementation of an exemplary infection control protocol, including ways to manage patient connections in times of outbreak.
Course created on May 5, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate hand washing technique.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify Hearing Healthcare staff that must participate in Infection Control.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify steps hearing professionals can take to guard against the spread of disease.
|5-15 Minutes||Disease Transmission|
|15-30 Minutes||Infection Control techniques and approaches|
|30-40 Minutes||Infection Prevention|
|40-55 Minutes||Infection Control Preparedness and Plan|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q & A|
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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