Show Me the Science! Finding the Right Agent for Surface Disinfection

  • Author: Amanda Thornton RN, MSN, CIC, VA-BC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 54:17

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Environment of Care
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner shall be able to:

  • Understand the survival of pathogens on surfaces and the environment as a reservoir.
  • Outline the importance of environmental disinfection within Ambulatory Care, Long Term Care, and Acute Care settings
  • Identify chemicals used in healthcare disinfectants and their properties
  • Review characteristics of an ideal disinfectant
  • Understand the regulatory framework for disinfectants and define EPA registration of disinfectants
  • List three new technologies for cleaning and disinfection
  • Describe a few studies relating environmental disinfection to its impact on HAIs

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