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Infection Control for Physicians


Infection Control for Physicians
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Author(s): Stephen Klotz, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Apply scientific principles and practices of infection control and oversee medical and ancillary personnel for whom you are responsible.
  • Use appropriate techniques to reduce the opportunity for patient and healthcare worker exposure to potentially infectious material in all healthcare settings.
  • Respond to potential infectious exposures and disease outbreaks that occur in healthcare settings.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: January 27, 2014 - January 26, 2016
Original Release Date: January 27, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: January 27, 2012
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 27, 2014
Financial Support Received: None
Infection Control for Physicians
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: January 27, 2014 - January 26, 2016
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, MEd

Infection Control for Physicians
About the Author, Reviewer, and Editor

Author
Stephen A. Klotz, MD is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Fellowship Program, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Arizona School of Medicine and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona. He is the Director of the Special Immunology Program (HIV) at the university. He maintains an active laboratory studying the molecular interactions of Candida albicans with human proteins and cells.

Disclosure: Dr. Klotz states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Reviewer
Mary Bevan, RN, MS, CIC is an Infection Preventionist at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and Academic Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. She has been an Infection Control practitioner since 2001 and has been certified in Infection Control since 2003. Ms. Bevan has presented several abstracts on Infection Control and Prevention topics at national conferences.

Disclosure: Ms. Bevan states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Editor
John Harris Jr., MD, MBA is is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

Disclosure: Dr. Harris states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Infection Control for Physicians
Ratings (1068 responses)
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Average Rating: 4.50/5.00
How well were the learning objectives of this program met?
Average Rating: 4.55/5.00
How relevant was the information in this program to your clinical practice?
Average Rating: 4.29/5.00
Likelihood you will make a change in practice behavior based on your participation in this activity.
Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
User Comments
by Philip Young | Jun 28, 2015
It was really good and not boring. It presented material that is conducine to learning through the cases and images and the use of the person's real name, ie Dr. Young.
by Scott Kasden | Jun 18, 2015
Very good course. Enjoyed that it was personalized with my name. It is not in my specialty, so I learned a lot, though can't implement a lot.
by Min Guo | Apr 30, 2015
This is the best CME course1
by Zahid Nazir | Apr 12, 2015
case based interactive approach was excellent.
by Teresa Karcnik | Feb 28, 2015
Concise and informative. User friendly format
by Hidden | Feb 11, 2015
VERY USEFUL TO ALL HEALTH CARE PERSONEL.
Infection Control for Physicians
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Risk Management
New York Infection Control
This course meets the New York infection control and barrier precautions requirement, as it addresses the six core elements jointly approved by the NY State Education Department and Department of Health. (NY DOH-Approved Infection Control Training Provider Number: TP02065 - University of Arizona .)
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety
Rhode Island Universal Precautions
Rhode Island Infection Control / Modes of Transmission

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Infection Control for Physicians
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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