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2 Free AMA CEUs: Rethinking Current Treatment Strategies for MDROs

  Antibiotic Optimization in Today’s Hospital Setting:Rethinking Current Treatment Strategies- The pandemic of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria and their continuing spread is beyond dispute, and is now considered a global public crisis. The threat of infections caused by MDR organisms has … Continue reading

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Infection Control in LTC- Free CEUs for CNAs

Infection Control in Long-Term Care- The development of an effective, facility-wide infection control program is paramount to the reduction of healthcare acquired infections in the long-term care environment. This course provides a complete framework for developing an effective infection control … Continue reading

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Prevention Strategies for Reducing Cross Contamination of Medical Equipment- Free CEU for RT

Where the Microbes are Lurking: Preventing Cross Contamination Via Medical Equipment- List the pathogens linked to transmission from medical equipment. Describe the financial and clinical implications of contamination of medical equipment. Discuss the prevention strategies for reducing risk of transmission including use of … Continue reading

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MRSA Update- Free Pharmacy CEUs

Update on Methicillin-Resistant S. Aureus Infections: Focus on New Drugs- Select the proper dose and regimen of vancomycin for special situations (obesity, renal insufficiency, etc.). Choose an appropriate alternative to vancomycin when necessary. Describe the common adverse events associated with vancomycin. List … Continue reading

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Part III of III: CRBSI- All About Central Line Occlusions- Free Nurse CEU

Part III of III- Overcoming Catheter-related Infection Challenges Series The A, B, C’s of Central Line Occlusion—Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment- Identify the causes of catheter occlusion.Identify the symptoms of catheter occlusion.Become familiarized with the various options to prevent and treat catheter … Continue reading

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Part II of III: CRBSI- Patient Education Prevents Infection- Free Nurse CEU

Part II of III- Overcoming Catheter-related Infection Challenges Series Patient Education Key to Prevention of CRBSI Understand the current status of patient education in the US, including socio-economic and healthcare industry factors. Evaluate methods for providing education to home parenteral … Continue reading

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Part III of III:Prevention of Central Line Infections- Free Nurse CEUs

Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: Catheter Care and Maintenance- Systemic infections associated with the placement of central line catheters, or CLABSIs, are the cause of significant morbidity and mortality. However, the risk of these infections can be reduced with proper … Continue reading

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Part II of III: Prevention of Cental Line Infections- Free CEU for Nurses

Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: The Role of Hand Hygiene and Hub Care- The purpose of this module is to review the importance of hand hygiene and hub care in the prevention of CLABSIs for the practicing nurse with a … Continue reading

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Part I of III: Prevention of Cental Line Infections- Free CEU for Nurses

PART I OF III: PREVENTION OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections: Central Line Bundles- Of the many risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infections, many are controllable and can be addressed through institutional implementation of a central … Continue reading

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Part II of II: Managing Gram Negative Infections- Free AMA CEUs

Difficult Pathogens II: Gram-Negative Bacteria- Describe the resistance mechanisms utilized by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producers, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii. State current CLSI guideline recommendations for reporting susceptibility of these specific Gram-negative pathogens in an antibiogram. Utilize information from … Continue reading

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C Diff: Update for Nursing- What You Need To Know

Clostridium Difficile Infection: What Nurses Need to Know- Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms of a CDI. Describe goals of care for a patient with CDI. Describe evidence-based nursing and medical management of a CDI. 1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses … Continue reading

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Part I of II: Managing Gram Positive Infections- Free AMA CEUs

Difficult Pathogens I: Gram-Positive Bacteria- Describe the resistance trends in staphylococci, enterococci, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. State current CLSI guideline recommendations for reporting susceptibility of these specific Gram-positive pathogens in an antibiogram. Utilize information from an antibiogram to guide clinical decision-making … Continue reading

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Free Pharmacology Hours for APNs- C Diff Infection Update

Clostridium Difficile Infection: What Nurses Need to Know- Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms of a CDI. Describe goals of care for a patient with CDI. Describe evidence-based nursing and medical management of a CDI. 1.0 Free CEUs for Nurse … Continue reading

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Part I of II: Difficult Pathogens- Free CEUs for Pharmacists

Difficult Pathogens I: Gram-Positive Bacteria- Describe the resistance trends in staphylococci, enterococci, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. State current CLSI guideline recommendations for reporting susceptibility of these specific Gram-positive pathogens in an antibiogram. 1.5 Free Contact Hours for Pharmacists This course also … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis 101- Free CEU for CNAs

TB 101 for Health Care Workers- sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Lesson 1: Describe what causes TB. Describe the global situation of TB. List three factors that have contributed to the global resurgence of TB. List continuing … Continue reading

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Free Nursing Education- Update on MDROs

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)- Define the term “multi-drug resistant organism” (MDRO). Recognize risk factors for developing MDROs. Describe the clinical manifestations and medical treatment. Discuss ways to prevent the transmission of MDROs. 1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses Free until 2/28/13

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MRSA: Fighting the Infection in Older Adults- Free CME for Pharmacy

Battling MRSA Infections in Older Adults- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are potentially life threatening and cause a variety of illnesses including skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), bacteremia and endocarditis, pneumonia, bone and joint infections, and central nervous system (CNS) … Continue reading

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Pneumonia- Free AMA CME for Physicians

Adult Pneumococcal Disease: Know Your Options- Pneumococcal bacteria are a leading cause of infectious disease in the United States. Adults are particularly vulnerable to invasive pneumococcal disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These infections also place a … Continue reading

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