VRE: Preventing Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection

VRE: Preventing Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infection 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with information on vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) infections. The course engages the learners in content related to pathophysiology, the infectious process, modes of transmission, and prevention. Proper staff education, standard precautions, and isolation precautions are presented.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-VPVREI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 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 # 224-0147-32633

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Group Homes

1.0 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 # 224-0147-32578

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 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 # 224-0147-32696.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

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

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034262

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 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 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-VPVREI
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Distinguish between Enterococcus aureus and VRE.
Recognize the infectious process called VRE.
Identify the causes and contributing factors of VRE.
Distinguish between healthcare-associated VRE and community-acquired VRE.
Explain how VRE is transmitted.
State the difference between colonization and infection.
Identify the types of VRE infections.
Recognize residents who are at risk for VRE.
Explain standard precautions.
Relate how to control a VRE outbreak.
Identify what to do if a resident or a staff member is diagnosed with VRE.

Outline:
B. Hour One I. Introduction II. Learning Engagement Activity: Terms and definitions III. Overview: Understanding VRE 1. What is enterococcus? 2. What is VRE? 3. Antibiotic resistance 4. Taking antibiotics safely 5. Learning Engagement Activity: Questions (multiple choice) IV. VRE facts and historical data 1. History 2. Risks 3. Two types a. Healthcare associated b. Community acquired c. Learning Engagement Activity: Video on hand washing V. Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment 1. CDC 2. Symptoms a. Ambiguous b. Observable c. Learning engagement: Align correct symptoms 3. Colonization vs. Infection 4. Diagnosis 5. Treatment 6. Case Scenario 7. Prevention a. Environmental cleaning b. Personal protective equipment 8. Learning Engagement Activity: Questions (multiple choice) VI. Controlling VRE Within Facility/Community 1. Title 22 guidelines a. Provider risk assessment b. Facility willingness c. Condition status d. Licensed provider care e. Changes in resident condition 2. Staff education 3. Restricted Health Condition Care Plan VII. Additional Considerations 1. Room considerations 2. Facility location 3. Mitigating exposure 4. Visitors 5. Communication 6. Education VIII. Conclusion and Summary IX. Final Exam (posttest)

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.
Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G 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.
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