Surgical Site Infections: The Impact of Environmental Disinfection in the OR

About this course

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

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • 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:

  • Identify factors that impact surgical site infections
  • Describe cleaning/disinfection measures in the OR as recommended by AORN
  • Outline benefits of newer surface disinfection technologies to reduce risk of SSIs

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