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Infection Control for the Hearing Healthcare Practice 2014 (.2 CEUs) - Renewal 2

Recorded On: 02/26/2014

Duration: 2 hours

Presenter: Joseph A. Vespe, MS, MBA

CEUs: .2

Who Should Attend:

1. Professionals interested in creating and maintaining an infection control plan for their place of practice.
2. Professionals seeking a greater understanding of the infection process and its control.
3. Professionals seeking to create a safe workplace environment for patients and staff.
4. Professionals seeking to be in compliance with regulations as they pertain to hearing health care practices.

Level: 
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes: 
Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
1. Define the chain of infection and how it pertains to the hearing healthcare practice.
2. Outline the importance of infection control for patients and office personnel.
3. Distinguish between the infection control procedures of: Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization and know where each is applicable.
4. Create and implement strategies for day to day office operations.
5. Create an infection control plan.

Description:

An overview of the infection process with methods for dealing with infection inhibition and control. Topics include: the chain of infection, infection and disease, the immune system, common diseases encountered, safety procedures, sample protocols, and a review of a sample infection control plan template to be used in preparation of a custom infection control plan.

This course will meet the requirement for Audiologists who are alsohearing aid dispensers per the NYS Department of Education’s requirements:

"Audiologists who are also hearing aid dispensers will meet the Department of State's continuing education requirement when they meet the Education Department's continuing competency requirement. The Department of State (DOS) has agreed to accept an audiologist's reregistration with the State Education Department as proof of completion of his/her DOS continuing education requirement. Dispensing audiologists must complete at least six continuing competency hours (2 each year) in the subject area of selecting and/or fitting of hearing aids."  http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/slpa/speechcefaq.htm#had

Recorded February 26, 2014

Joseph A. Vespe, MS, MBA, a native New Yorker, is the Director of Operations of the Hal-Hen Company, Inc. and has held executive positions at companies in the biotechnology and medical industry. Having developed and implemented training sessions for both the technical and non-technical, he is a subscriber to the adage that learning doesn't have to be boring to be interesting and informative.

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