Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 1: Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination AAMA

Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 1:  Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination

Course Expiration Date: 2/1/22

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. 

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with information on infection control such as the importance of handwashing and fingernail hygiene.  Standard Precautions are covered as well as a discussion on major microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.   Facility needs for infection control, such as environmental control, pest control, airflow, people flow, and work flow are discussed. Basic information on decontamination instruments is presented.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1.  Discuss the basics of infection control.

2.  Describe facility needs for infection control and sterile processing.

3.  Discuss the decontamination process.

Length of Course: 75 minutes

Credit statements:Medical Assistants: This program, #138381 has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0C  CEUs  continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials. 

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. 


Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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