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Course # 5229
Infection Control for Speech-Language Pathology

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

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.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on January 10, 2012


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

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

Average Rating

(344 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 344 reviews

Review by: Member on August 14, 2015
After 20 years in practice, I learned something new about the topic!
Review by: Joyce on August 9, 2015
Information was very important to be shared
Review by: Sharon on August 4, 2015
Great explanations that were clear, concise and relevant. Presenter is very knowledgeable on the subject matter.
Review by: Aurora on August 1, 2015
Clear explanations
Review by: sue on July 23, 2015
Showing different products to use.
Review by: Martha on July 15, 2015
Very good information
Review by: Catherine on July 8, 2015
Good explanation of procedures and risks in the workplace.
Review by: Leslie on June 29, 2015
Review by: Laura on June 28, 2015
Good presentation of information
Review by: Joanne on June 24, 2015
straightforward and clear, useful information
Review by: Mindy on June 10, 2015
It was clear and concise.
Review by: Kathleen on June 1, 2015
Very practical information that is useful in all job settings.
Review by: kristen on May 19, 2015
great refresher of material to keep in mind in day to day practice.
Review by: Davina on May 16, 2015
Working with such a diverse patient load makes passing on germs a constant issue.
Review by: Valerie on May 15, 2015
The presenter was succinct and precise with the information she presented and she offered resources.
Review by: Diane on May 11, 2015
Practical and easy to understand
Review by: Tiffanie on April 8, 2015
Clear and concise information
Review by: Janice on April 7, 2015
Contained information I didn't know.
Review by: Melissa on March 23, 2015
Very articulate presentation with most useful info
Review by: Debra on March 20, 2015
Very informative.
Review by: susan on March 17, 2015
Applicable to daily work
Review by: Janet on March 15, 2015
Relevant to my work place, but left a lot out. For example, how does one balance therapeutic touch with long term residents and precautions? How do I clean instruments commonly used, such as a pulseox? I currently use hand cleaners on client and pulseox; effective?
Review by: Caroline on February 19, 2015
Discussion of. It only the issues but also an available template to include in practice.
Review by: Michelle on February 12, 2015
Excellent information. Wished more was on the wrtitten handout as I was furiously taking notes. Nice dynamic powerpoint.
Review by: Robin on December 7, 2014
Very good information regarding infection control. This course gave me a lot to think about regarding appropriate infection control within many different areas of my daily practice.
Review by: Olivia on December 1, 2014
Information was provided in a well organized manner that resulted in appropriate understanding of the information.
Review by: Christi on November 18, 2014
simple organized
Review by: Daniel on November 12, 2014
Review by: Winelly on October 14, 2014
Organization, importance of content.
Review by: Ashley on October 9, 2014
It was very informative and it cut right to the point. Easily understood and kept me interested.
Review by: Ashly on October 8, 2014
Knowledge of the instructor
Review by: Kelly on October 2, 2014
Relevant information and great handouts that coordinated well with presenter's discussion.
Review by: Sandra on September 23, 2014
Useful and relevant information and examples. Instructor extremely knowledgeable. Course material well organized.
Review by: Dona on August 22, 2014
The material was thorough yet well organized and easy to understand.
Review by: Stephanie on August 13, 2014
well organized, knowledgeable presenter
Review by: Melissa on July 29, 2014
Review by: Jessica on July 29, 2014
the presenter
Review by: Margaret on July 16, 2014
Good review of information, interesting study finding presented.
Review by: Louise on July 12, 2014
This is critical information, not previously supplied by my workplace.
Review by: Jamie on July 9, 2014
focused, relevant, well paced
Review by: Sally on July 2, 2014
concise and important information
Review by: Nancy on June 26, 2014
The knowledge base of the speaker.
Review by: Tracy on April 30, 2014
very informativie
Review by: Linda on March 12, 2014
Good speaker
Review by: Ann on January 20, 2014
It had lots of practical information.
Review by: Evelyn on December 30, 2013
Practical tips such as how to write up a work practice control guideline, specific examples of how germs are spread, and specific information on cleaning vs. sterilization.
Review by: Suzan on December 27, 2013
Specific examples related to audiology were given; more examples for SLps would be helpful.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 14, 2013
I appreciated the worrkplace examples of contamination
Review by: Jennifer on December 5, 2013
The presenter packed a lot of information into a one-hour course. and used visuals to highlight points throughout.
Review by: Constance on November 17, 2013
very straight forward and clear
Review by: Susan on November 16, 2013
for me it was a good review of infromation I already had knowledge about.
Review by: Dennis C on November 13, 2013
Review by: Peter on November 3, 2013
Knowledgeable presenter, concise explanations and interesting information
Review by: Allison on October 10, 2013
Very pertinent information to the rehab setting.
Review by: Kendra on September 25, 2013
The course was created so that it was very specific towards SLPs which was made it more interesting and practical.
Review by: Alison on September 6, 2013
clearly communicated
Review by: Tanya on August 11, 2013
She really emphasized how critical it is to implement infection control and provided the evidence behind the reasons for this.
Review by: Linda on June 27, 2013
It was above average
Review by: Nancy on June 26, 2013
The presenter was clearly an expert on the topic presented.
Review by: Sasha on June 13, 2013
Important information was shared clearly.
Review by: Julie on May 6, 2013
Important information was shared in an easy to understand manner.
Review by: Stephanie on December 28, 2012
Clear guidelines and practices.
Review by: Barbara on December 14, 2012
clear, specific information provided in organized manner
Review by: Michael on November 28, 2012
She is an excellent speaker. The visuals with the power point presentation was very well done.
Review by: Angela on November 15, 2012
I appreciated that the material was very related to our profession. In the past, taking this course through other providers, the material has been thorough, but has not been easily applicable to our profession.
Review by: Sue on November 11, 2012
Hit the high points
Review by: Kerri on October 31, 2012
explanation of an area not taught in school
Review by: Michael on October 26, 2012
goof information
Review by: Tracey on October 21, 2012
Nice review of information and ways to set up work practice procedures.
Review by: Kathy on October 9, 2012
Information was concise and presented in an organized manner.
Review by: Rachel on September 30, 2012
Well organized; good visuals; content was applicable to all work settings for SLP; good information about the law
Review by: Traci on August 28, 2012
very informative
Review by: Heidi on July 29, 2012
Review by: Jill on July 25, 2012
Presenter made it easy to understand all aspects of material provided
Review by: Judith on July 24, 2012
It made me realize that this information is important for therapists who work in schools.
Review by: michele on July 23, 2012
Information was presented in a very comprehensive manner!
Review by: susannah on July 12, 2012
Review by: Jesse on June 30, 2012
The speaker was easy to understand.
Review by: Jeanne on June 22, 2012
Very informative.
Review by: elizabeth on June 13, 2012
Overall clarity of information.
Review by: Marie on June 6, 2012
Concise methods for infection control
Review by: Lori on June 5, 2012
Well organized and easy to understand.
Review by: Barbara on June 5, 2012
Very informative
Review by: Debbie on May 25, 2012
Good information and well organized. We take our safety for granted so it was a great topic to review.
Review by: Lisa on May 19, 2012
I found this information to be very helpful. As professionals who work in the speech field, we do encounter many germs and diseases that can easily be transmitted. I liked the explanations of what works and what doesn't went to comes to sterilization.
Review by: Kayleigh on May 14, 2012
such good information to apply to work place
Review by: Ashleigh on May 14, 2012
clinical application
Review by: Traci on April 25, 2012
Covered general and specific areas osf infection control for Speech Pathologists.
Review by: Laura on April 24, 2012
I think that it was very informative and pertinent. However, I don't think that the written course materials adequately reflected all of the pertinent points in the talk. The written course material did not provide definitions of 'route' and 'mode' for example.
Review by: celia on April 17, 2012
helpful information
Review by: Biji on April 10, 2012
Good presenter but the handout didn't include all the important information from the slides.
Review by: Joanne on March 31, 2012
I have to laugh. I must take continuing ed for psychology, too. speech path is so nice because I always understand every word the speaker says.
Review by: Nancy on March 29, 2012
easy to follow, clear objectives, practical examples
Review by: Shari on March 10, 2012
She presented the material in a very easy way to understand
Review by: Paul on March 6, 2012
The information and the enthusiasm of the speaker
Review by: julie on March 5, 2012
It made me think of all the small things I do in my clinical practice on a daily basis that involve infection control.
Review by: Rochelle on March 4, 2012
It was logical, thorough and practical as an introductory course, I think it would be helpful if used with new staff and as a reminder to existing staff members. Once the practices become habit they work so well.
Review by: Charla on March 1, 2012
This is good education on a topic rarely addressed and given from the SLp's perspective alot to think about!
Review by: margaret on February 27, 2012
Review by: Julie on February 22, 2012
Very informative

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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.    

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Related; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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