Got Bugs? Dealing with Infestation

Got Bugs? Dealing with Infestation 

Most insects are human allies. They make our lives work a lot better. However, some bugs carry serious health risks, and bug infestations are disruptive and uncomfortable. Whether you are dealing with lice, scabies, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, or mosquitoes, this course will help you to recognize the signs of bug infestation and provide guidelines for how to treat, contain, and prevent specific insect infestations and exposures. The information in this course is for you to use at work, in people’s homes, and to educate those you work with or the people you serve so they can take measures to prevent or deal with infestations.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-GBDIW
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Recognize infestations of lice, bedbugs, and fleas.
Respond to an identified infestation.
List illnesses that can be transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes and their symptoms.
Describe methods of controlling and preventing exposure to disease transmitted by insects.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About this Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Infestations
A. Introduction
B. Head Lice
C. Review
D. Fleas
E. Review
F. Bed Bugs
G. Scabies
H. Summary
Section 3: Ticks
A. Ticks
B. Tick-Borne Disease
C. Review
Section 4: Mosquitoes
A. Mosquito-Borne Diseases
B. Prevention
C. Review
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Congratulations!

Instructor: Linda L. Spaulding, RN BC, CIC, CHEC
Ms. Spaulding holds a degree in nursing and is certified in infection control through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC). She is also certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing through the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) and has certification as a Hospital Emergency Coordinator – Level II from the Georgia’s Health Sciences University (MCG). She has experience in medical/surgical nursing, geriatrics and intensive care. She has provided many presentations for the community and other healthcare facilities on various infection control topics. She provides consulting services to hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, prisons, and other local industries and community-based groups. Ms. Spaulding has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), the 2011 Hero of the Year Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), and the 2003 Educator of the Year Award from Infection Control Today magazine. Disclosure: Linda L. Spaulding, RN BC, CIC, CHEC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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