From the moment you walk through the door at your facility to the OR, ICU and throughout the corridors, the science of microbiology is all around you, and you hear about it every day. Whether it’s issues related to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections or Clostridium Difficile, healthcare facilities are directly involved in Microbiology decisions for the health and safety of the patient and staff.
1.0 CE Hours Approved by: CBRN, CBSPD & IAHCSMM
What Will I Learn?
The Basics of Microbiology within Healthcare provides the learner with an introduction to Microbiology and its affect on the healthcare environment. Topics will include historical milestones along with defining and providing specific categories and examples of microorganisms. Learners will also discover how microorganisms impact humans directly and methods used to prevent the spread of infectious microbes.
Upon completion of this FREE CE elearning course, the participant should be able to:
- Define the term microbiology and how it affects the personnel and patients within healthcare.
- Describe the 5 different classifications of microorganisms and their impact within the healthcare environment.
- Explain how microorganisms are transmitted between personnel and objects within their work environment.
- Review the options healthcare personnel take to prevent and eliminate microorganisms.