CRCEs for

Respiratory Therapists

Who Let the Bugs Out?  Keeping Patients Safe from Medical Devices
and the Healthcare Environment

Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC

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Medical devices and equipment, as well as the healthcare environment, may become contaminated with pathogens which may then be transmitted to patients.  This webinar will be of interest to nurses and respiratory therapists and  will emphasize the importance of recognition of these sources of contamination and prevention strategies to protect patients from infection.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. List 3 reasons why medical devices have been linked to healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and outbreaks.
  2. Discuss how contamination of the patient’s environment can lead to healthcare- associated infections.
  3. Recall measures to prevent patient infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and the environment.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477  and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063