Infection Control – The Radiologic Technologist’s Role

Infection Control – The Radiologic Technologist’s Role – 2.5 CE Credits

$6.25

  Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 2.5 CE Credits
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
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Description

Radiologic technologists are very often exposed to different infectious patients. For this reason, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization set guidelines for the proper use of personal protective equipment and decontamination of reusable medical equipment. In this course, proper hand hygiene, including hand-washing and hand-rubbing techniques, as well as isolation and infection control procedures will be reviewed.
In addition, this module covers the role of the radiologic technologist in preventing the transmission of infectious disease processes in healthcare units and highlights the importance of policies and procedures detailing occupational exposure management when a technologist has been infected accidentally.
Audience and Objectives

Objectives

  • Identify the pathologic and the infectious disease processes
  • Determine the different modes of transmission of infectious diseases
  • Apply the proper methods of prevention against the transmission of infectious diseases
  • Identify the most common pathogens at a healthcare facility and their adequate prevention measures
  • Understand the process of occupational exposure management
Target Audience

  • Radiologic Technologists

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • Disease Processes
  • Characteristics of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Modes of Transmission of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Prevention of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Most Common Pathogens and Adequate Prevention Actions
  • Occupational Exposure Management
  • Conclusion