Keith F. Woeltje, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Woeltje is Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Updated by E. Chandler Church, M.D., M.Sc. and Keith B. Armitage, M.D.
Dr. Church is a Resident, Department of Medicine, and Dr. Armitage is Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Within the past 12 months, Drs. Church and Armitage have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.
Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
Describe how surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is conducted and how HAI rates are reported;
Describe three types of isolation precautions and a common indication for each;
Discuss three interventions for the prevention of device-associated HAI.