Common Infectious Conditions

Common Infectious Conditions 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with four common infectious conditions found in care settings. The four conditions presented are: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), norovirus, and clostridium difficile (C-Diff). For each condition, the pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, treatment, and prevention are discussed. The course engages learners in how to think about staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions related to common infectious conditions.

$20.00

Hours: 2.00
REL-PAC-0-CIC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1832568

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-730-2
Approval # 224-0245-32552

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0245-32594

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0245-32651.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 2.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

2.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type -

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

2.0 HOURS


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 2.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CIC
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
List each of the four common infectious conditions.
Explain who is at risk for each condition.
Identify the symptoms of four common infectious conditions.
Name the sources of these infections and the mode of transmission.
Explain how each of the conditions is diagnosed.
Recognize the treatment for each of the conditions.
Identify appropriate interventions for each of these common illnesses to minimize risk to staff and other residents.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction II. antibiotic resistance a. Learning Engagement Questions: (true or false questions) III. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a. What is MRSA b. Persons at risk c. Symptoms of MRSA d. How does it spread e. Learning Engagement: (video on handwashing) f. MRSA Diagnoses g. MRSA treatments h. Learning engagement: Sort symptoms IV. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) a. What is VRE b. Persons at risk c. VRE symptoms d. How does it spread e. VRE diagnosis f. VRE treatment g. Learning Engagement Questions: (true and false) V. Norovirus a. What is Norovirus b. Person’s at risk for Norovirus c. Norovirus symptoms d. How does it spread e. Norovirus Diagnosis f. Treatment for Norovirus g. Learning Engagement Questions: ( case study and multiple choice questions) Hour Two I. Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) a) What is C-Diff b) People at risk for C-Diff c) C-Diff symptoms d) How does it spread e) C-Diff diagnosis f) Treatment for C-Diff g) Learning Engagement Questions: (Case study and multiple choice) II. Influenza h) What is it i) Person’s at risk j) Symptoms of influenza k) How does influenza spread l) Medical diagnosis of influenza m) Treatments for influenza n) Learning Engagement (Case Study and multiple choice questions) II. Prevention a. Contact Precautions b. Personal Protective Equipment c. Learning Engagement (pick correct items) III. Conclusion and Summary IV. (Final Exam) Posttest

Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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