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Infection Control: Why Audiologists Need to Care

Course: #23808Level: Intermediate1 Hour 727 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

The purpose of this course is to define infection control and outline a clear rationale as to why it must be integrated into an audiology or hearing care practice. The presentation will also focus on initial preparation for implementation of an infection control plan. The next course in this 2-part series is Infection Control: What to Do and How to Do It, that you can find in the AudiologyOnline course library.

Course created on May 2, 2014

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify 2 specific reasons why infection control is applicable in audiological practice.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least 3 standard precautions related to infection control.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to differentiate between the terms disinfect and sterilize.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction/Review of Objectives
5-15 Minutes How the immune system works
15-20 Minutes HIV and infection control
20-35 Minutes Federal mandates & StandardPrecautions
35-50 Minutes Applications to audiology
50-55 Minutes Infection Control Plan Prep
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: AU Bankaitis: Dr. AU Bankaitis is the Vice President of Oaktree Products, a multi-line distributor of hearing healthcare products. She has published a textbook on infection control. Dr. Bankaitis received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-Financial: Dr. Bankaitis has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.


Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.