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CNE Modules: Foundational Infection Prevention Strategies

The STRIVE program offers a large catalog of short, on-demand learning modules that you can review at any time that best fits your schedule. The modules were developed with expert faculty to reflect up-to-date evidence and best practices in the field, and most modules run 20 minutes or less. Foundational Infection Prevention Strategies modules are designed to address practices that apply to all types of infections and provide the basis for later education that addresses four specific types of HAIs.

Review your Practice Change Assessment results or Infection Control Assessment and Response report to determine which of the below modules will best meet your team’s needs.

The AdobeConnect eLearning Platform is the STRIVE program’s home to on-demand modules. To access this platform you will need to use your AdobeConnect username and password. Click here to set up your eLearning account.

Competency-Based Training
Audits and Feedback

Hand Hygiene

Personal Protective
Equipment

Environmental Cleaning

Antibiotic Stewardship

Building a Business Case
for Infection Prevention

Uber-Adaptive

Patient and Family
Engagement

 


 

Competency-Based Training for Infection Prevention (CBT101)

Recommended Audience: Infection prevention team

Competency-Based Training for Infection Prevention (CBT101)
Duration: 20 min
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Define competency-based training and describe the key components of a competency-based training program for infection prevention.

Using Audits to Monitor Infection Prevention Practices (CBT102)
Duration: 14 min
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Describe how to design and implement audits for infection prevention practices.

Giving Infection Prevention Feedback (CBT103)
Duration: 15 min
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Describe essential components of effective feedback and discuss strategies to deliver feedback.

Competency-Based Training Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Hand Hygiene

Recommended Audience: Infection prevention team, medical staff, nursing staff

Core Concepts for Hand Hygiene: Clean Hands for Health Care Personnel (HH101)
Duration: 15 min
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Outline the importance of effective hand hygiene for protection of health care personnel and patients. Participants will also be able to describe proper hand hygiene techniques, including when various techniques should be used.

Hand Hygiene: Education, Monitoring and Feedback (HH102)
Duration: 20 min
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Calculate hand hygiene adherence rates based upon hand hygiene events and opportunities, compare and contrast different hand hygiene adherence monitoring methods and list components of a hand hygiene data collection tool.

Identifying Motivators for Hand Hygiene: External and Internal Factors (HH103)
Duration: 25 min
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Recognize common challenges to the performance of hand hygiene, discuss the role of external and internal factors that influence behavior change, identify motivators for hand hygiene and describe methods to inform improvement efforts.

Hand Hygiene Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Personal Protective Equipment

Recommended Audience: Infection prevention team, medical staff, nursing staff

The Basics of Standard Precautions (PPE101)
Duration: 17 min
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Identify the key principles of Stand Precaution practice in health care environments and demonstrate appropriate and effective personal protective equipment (PPE) use.

Transmission-Based Precautions (PPE102)
Duration: 15 min
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Describe the different types of Transmission-Based Precautions, determine what type of PPE is appropriate based on method of disease transmission and apply this knowledge in patient care settings.

Coaching and Training Frontline Health Care Professionals (PPE103)
Duration: 16 min
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Describe the overarching principles of infection transmission and how correct PPE use can disrupt pathogen transmission. They will also be able to outline how the 4E model can be applied to train and enhance staff PPE use.

Auditing and Feedback of PPE Use (PPE104)
Duration: 11 min
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Summarize why auditing and providing feedback are essential to ensuring PPE compliance, identify ways in which to audit PPE use and describe strategies to use audit and feedback to improve staff PPE performance.

Personal Protective Equipment Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Environmental Cleaning

Recommended Audience: Environmental services staff, infection prevention team, nursing staff

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection: Principles of Infection Transmission and the Role of the Environment (EC101)
Duration: 19 min
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Describe the frequency of microbial contamination of the health care environment, identify the important role that environmental cleaning and disinfection play in patient safety, and list factors that should be considered when implementing an environmental cleaning and disinfection program.

Cleaning and Disinfection Strategies for Non-Critical Surfaces and Equipment (EC102)
Duration: 16 min
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Outline activities that constitute appropriate cleaning and disinfecting procedures in health care setting, explain special circumstances that may require heightened disinfecting procedures, describe components of an effective competency-based training program for environmental services staff and discuss auditing strategies to measure effectiveness of cleaning practices.

Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Environmental Cleaning Practices (EC103)
Duration: 19 min
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Explore strategies that can be used for process monitoring of environmental cleaning practices, identify specific activities that may be used to provide feedback on performance and provide examples of resources that may be helpful with performance monitoring.

Interprofessional Engagement for Improvement (EC104)
Duration: 14 min
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Describe examples of activities that demonstrate active partnerships between infection prevention and control and environmental services, review applications of inter-professional engagement, identify solutions to address barriers to staff engagement and explore strategies for sustaining partnerships through synergy of best practice implementation.

Environmental Cleaning Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Antibiotic Stewardship

Recommeded Audience: Infection prevention team, medical staff, nursing staff, pharmacists

Introduction to Antibiotic Stewardship (Abx101)
Duration: 18 min

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Outline the definition of antibiotic stewardship, explain how antibiotic stewardship is linked to infection prevention and describe the CDC’s core elements of executing an antibiotic stewardship program.

Antibiotic Stewardship: Urinary Tract Infection (Abx102)
Duration: 18 min

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Describe antibiotic prescribing considerations for providers when managing patients with suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs), explain why asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) does not require antibiotic treatment and outline antibiotic management of UTI.

Antibiotic Stewardship: Community-Acquired Pneumonia (Abx103)
Duration: 22 min

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Describe antibiotic prescribing considerations for providers when managing a patient with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), outline the important questions to ask during a 48-hour timeout and recognize stewardship interventions to improve appropriate antibiotic use.

Antibiotic Stewardship Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention

Recommended Audience: Hospital leadership, infection prevention team

What is a Business Case? (BC101)
Duration: 25 min
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Explain the rationale for developing a business case, list the benefits of having an Infection Prevention business case and describe key elements that make an effective business case for infection prevention.

Tools and Resources to Help Create a Business Case for Infection Prevention (BC102)
Duration: 14 min
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Identify resources that can be used to help develop an infection prevention business case and discuss tools to quantify the cost of infections.

Integrating the Business Case for Infection Prevention into Hospital Priorities (BC103)
Duration: 21 min
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Describe issues that drive senior leadership priorities in health care, identify key steps to use when presenting a business case for infection prevention, identify how to connect infection prevention priorities with hospital priorities and describe strategies to effectively state the business case to leadership.

Building a Business Case for Infection Prevention Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Uber-Adaptive Strategies

Recommended Audience: Hospital leadership, infection prevention team, medical staff, nursing staff

Uber-Adaptive Strategies for Preventing Infection: An Introduction (UA101)
Duration: 10 min
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Review the key adaptive strategies to consider when implementing infection prevention initiatives at your hospital.

Engaging Clinicians & Senior Leadership in Infection Prevention (UA102)
Duration: 12 min
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Review the importance of engaging senior leaders in quality improvement initiatives and key strategies to get them on board.

Overcoming Common Barriers in Infection Prevention (UA103)
Duration: 10 min
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Review how to overcome common barriers that you may encounter when implementing infection prevention initiatives.

Sustainability of HAI Prevention Efforts (UA104)
Duration: 12 min
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Demonstrate factors that influence sustainability of HAI prevention efforts.

Uber-Adaptive Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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Patient and Family Engagement

Recommended Audience: Environmental services staff, hospital leadership, infection prevention team, medical staff, nursing staff, pharmacists, and patient and family advisors

What is Patient and Family Engagement? (PFE101)
Duration: 16 min

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Describe essential components of patient and family engagement.

Engaging Patients and Families in Infection Prevention (PFE102)
Duration: 17 min
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Apply patient and family engagement principles in your hospital’s infection prevention initiatives.

Patient and Family Engagement Course Assessment (for CNE credit)
Contact hours are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of evaluation and knowledge assessment quiz. Certificates will be available upon completion.
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