Hospital-acquired infections affect two million hospitalized patients each year and contribute to the death of 90,000 annually. There is growing evidence that many of these hospitals acquired infections are originating in the operating room and... Read More +
Hospital-acquired infections affect two million hospitalized patients each year and contribute to the death of 90,000 annually. There is growing evidence that many of these hospitals acquired infections are originating in the operating room and anesthesia workspace. It is the responsibility of everyone working in the operating room to do their part to protect patients from the spread of infections.
In this course, you'll learn about the latest guidelines developed to help providers reduce the spread of infections from anesthesia procedures and the anesthesia workspace. In addition, you will learn about the importance of proper hand hygiene, safe medication administration practices, and the role of environmental contamination in the spread of hospital-acquired infections.Close —
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
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