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Infection Control in Home-Based Primary Care
Description
Each year 75,000 people die from healthcare-acquired infections. Many of us know infection control is the first directive for all providers, but what you may not realize is that home-based primary care presents unique infection risks. Precautions must be taken to prevent putting patients, family members, caregivers, and providers at risk for infection.
Objectives
In this course, you will identify the infection risks associated with home-based primary care and review mitigation strategies that can be implemented before, during, and after a home visit. Upon completion, you will be able to do the following:
  1. Recognize general infection risks providers may encounter in the home and how they can impact patients, family member and providers.
  2. Describe infection risks that require special considerations including multi-drug resistant organisms and bed bugs.
  3. Apply strategies to minimize infection risks including provider behaviors, contraindications to house calls, and infection control programs.
Estimated Time to Complete
15 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This course is intended for all home-based primary care (HBPC) providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and other health professionals.
Credit Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 1, 2021
Expiration: January 29, 2024
Disclosures
None of the planners, authors, or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: $25.00
Credit Offered: 0.25 CME Credit
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