The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the relationship between skin and the transference of pathogenic microorganisms. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Explain the pros and cons of using gloves as personal protective equipment during patient care
- Describe three natural features of skin that can support or hinder the transference and growth of microorganisms on the caregiver and patient
- Explain how hand hygiene and skin antisepsis work in combination to prevent infection
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, laboratory professionals, nurses, and pharmacists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.