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Infection Control for Speech-Language Pathology

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The purpose of this course is to define infection control and outline a clear rationale as to why it must be integrated into speech-language pathology. This course will also focus on initial preparation for implementing an infection control plan.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify 2 specific reasons why infection control is applicable to speech-language pathology.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 standard precautions related to infection control.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe differences between the terms disinfect and sterilize.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify EPA required active ingredients and associated concentrations of approved cold sterilants.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify at least 3 required elements of a written infection control plan as outlined by OSHA.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction/Review of Objectives
5-10 Minutes What is Infection Control?
10-15 Minutes Lessons Learned From HIV
15-25 Minutes Federal Mandates & Standard Precautions
25-35 Minutes Applications to Speech Pathology -Contact with bodily fluids;Review of disease transmission; Opportunistic infections
35-40 Minutes Review of Written Plan Requirements
40-55 Minutes Selecting Appropriate Product
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

a u bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is Vice President of Oaktree Products, Inc a multi-line distributor of hearing health care products located in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Bankaitis earned her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 where her funded research investigated the effects of varying degrees of HIV on the auditory system. This led to a niche expertise in infection control. She is considered one of the leading experts in this area serving as the guest editor of Seminars in Hearing dedicated to the topic of HIV/AIDS and the primary author of the popular text books Infection Control in the Audiology Clinic as well as Infection Control for Speech-Language Pathology.    


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