October 1, 2013 memo from North Carolina State Epidemiologist, Megan Davies, to All NC Healthcare Providers

In North Carolina, every healthcare organization that performs invasive procedures (including injections) is required to designate a credentialed staff person to receive infection control training and implement an infection control program.  The approved infection control curriculum developed by SPICE prepares designated healthcare providers to implement North Carolina’s rule, 10A NCAC 41A .0206 INFECTION PREVENTION – HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.  The home health / hospice curriculum, to be revised in 2014, contains seven training modules. Learners will be able to ensure and systematically assess that their facility has the appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe patient care consistent with the NC communicable disease rule .0206.

  • Module A: North Carolina Laws Concerning Infection Prevention
  • Module B: OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Module C: Epidemiology of Disease Transmission and Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Module D: Epidemiology and Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Infection and Safe Injection Practices
  • Module E: Medical Asepsis, Hand Hygiene, and Patient Care Practices
  • Module F: Sources of Infection and Principles of Disinfection and Sterilization

The home health / hospice curriculum is offered on-line.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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