This course addresses infection control precautions both broadly and as related to COVID-19. It discusses how to select personal protective equipment, hand hygiene products, and disinfectants that are appropriate for specific clinical situations and settings, as well as how to properly implement these and other infection control measures.
Course created on February 9, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate mask and face shield choices for specific clinical situations.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate hand hygiene products based on active ingredients.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to analyze/select disinfecting products that are appropriate for various purposes within the clinical setting.
|5-10 Minutes||COVID-19 general review and key standard precautions|
|10-35 Minutes||Masks - types, when to wear what, effects on speech understanding, update on alternatives|
|35-40 Minutes||Hand hygiene - appropriate products, when & how to perform|
|40-50 Minutes||Disinfectants - Appropriate products, what to disinfect, how to disinfect properly|
|50-55 Minutes||Other standard precautions - Sterilizing & waste management|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
A.U. Bankaitis Smith
A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, is a resource to the audiology and speech-pathology industries, providing practice management solutions to practitioners and businesses. She earned her PhD from the University of Cincinnati where her research on the effects of HIV on the auditory system led to a niche expertise in infection control. Dr. Bankaitis is Vice President at Oaktree Products, the largest multi-line distributor of hearing products and supplies. Her extensive clinical experience as an audiologist allows her to provide straightforward answers to busy practitioners seeking practical results. If you have had questions about infection control, you probably have reached out to or been referred to Dr. Bankaitis.
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