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SLP Course Details

Course # 5230
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

(115 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 31 most recent comments out of 115 reviews

Review by: Member on August 17, 2015
the presenter
Review by: Teresa on July 26, 2015
Easy to follow. Presenter stayed on track. Relevant info.
Review by: Nancy on July 17, 2015
Great information!
Review by: Betty on July 13, 2015
The expanding on every topic
Review by: Rajshree on July 9, 2015
Brings us back to reality. This course reminds us not to take things for granted. We must practice safely in all environment of our practice.
Review by: Shirley on April 13, 2015
the slides are great to use as a reference at later time.
Review by: Kelly on March 29, 2015
Specific to our practice
Review by: Christine on March 24, 2015
The speaker's rate, organization of info and relevant clinical examples.
Review by: Alizma on February 22, 2015
The presenter gave necessary information that is essential for my job
Review by: John S on November 17, 2014
well presented, knowladgable speaker
Review by: Jason on November 17, 2014
much needed information
Review by: Delores on August 16, 2014
The presenter was very organized - and provided tons of information relative to infection to infection control in the clinical setting.
Review by: Regina Ashley on February 11, 2014
The information was easy to understand, and the handouts went along with the presentation.
Review by: Jeanne on December 2, 2013
safety concerns and practices for our professions and clients
Review by: Julia on October 26, 2013
practical information, well organized
Review by: Amy on May 6, 2013
Practical information that is easy to access and apply to clinical situations
Review by: Elizabeth on November 25, 2012
I didn't realize how much infection could be present on common speech instruments
Review by: Rivka on November 14, 2012
Review by: Amanda on November 8, 2012
i wish there was more info in the handout. but good info to increase awareness and compliance of infection control
Review by: Margie on November 6, 2012
Easy to follow and understand
Review by: gail on September 23, 2012
clear, to the point. made me more aware of the importance of using infection controls
Review by: Paula on July 29, 2012
organized, precise, informative,
Review by: James on March 16, 2012
It was a good refresher about infection control and provided a lot of helpful information.
Review by: Carrie on March 6, 2012
Good information, presented succinctly
Review by: mark on February 11, 2012
Review by: Reed on February 2, 2012
Well organized, concise, thorough, effectively and logically presented.
Review by: Stephanie on January 24, 2012
Nice review with information on getting additional resources
Review by: Tana on January 24, 2012
New info that will be helpful in our practice.
Review by: Susan on January 20, 2012
timely information
Review by: Meaghan on January 16, 2012
Relevant information
Review by: Joy on January 12, 2012
new information

Course Information

This is an audio recording of a Live Webinar.

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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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