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Environmental Infection Control: A Focus on High-Touch Cleaning and Disinfection in the Health Care Setting (Free)

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Online Course & CNE Credit Expiration: 09/01/2025
1.0 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

This module examines the cleaning and disinfection processes that occur in inpatient areas in the health care setting.

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This module focuses on the cleaning and disinfection processes that occur in inpatient areas, including the restroom. High-touch surfaces are emphasized because they are an important focus area for infection prevention and control. When nurses like you focus on the most frequently touched surfaces, you will reduce and lessen the spread of germs and can lower infection risks in the healthcare setting.

Healthcare workers of all professions may also benefit from this course.

Why is this course important to you?

According to the CDC, the environment is one of the most often-overlooked reservoirs for pathogens in the healthcare setting.  Awareness and adherence to environmental infection control standards is critical in preventing the spread of a variety of microorganisms.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Describe one (1) reason why environmental cleaning and disinfection are important to keep germs from spreading in healthcare settings
  • Identify two (2) high-touch surfaces in healthcare settings

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Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not endorse any products or services.

Accreditation Statements

The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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