Education

The following programs are available for download as a valuable resource to healthcare workers world-wide. For regionally specific modules, scroll down to find your region.

 


EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA

Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Setting

Guidance on implemenation of sharps safety initiatives to help facilities comply with the European Sharp Directive.                                                                                                 

 


NORTH AMERICA

Accreditation for completion of these programs is available free of charge for registered nurses and surgical technologists in the United States.

CLICK HERE to take the online program tests for Registered Nurses.

Sharps and Ergonomic Safety in the Healthcare Setting

Examines techniques for complying with regulations pertaining to sharps and ergonomic safety.

Optimizing Barrier Protection During a Pandemic Event Caused by Influenza A

Safety issues associated with pandemic risks and prevention strategies to avert adverse reactions.

Bioterrorism Agents And Barrier Protection

History and evolution of bioterrorism, including an extensive review of the six primary biological agents and their repective clinical presentations; as well as prevention strategies and infection control measures; and appropriate barrier protection for each of the agents.

Basic Considerations of Radiation Safety and Barrier Protection

History of medical diagnostic imaging; biological effects of x-rays; safety principles for using x-rays; the three categories of radiation used in medicine; regulations related to radiation exposure; and monitoring of radiation exposure.

 

Understanding Hepatitis and the Appropriate Barrier Protection

Infection control measures and appropriate barrier protection for hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G and why hepatitis F is not included with the other hepatitis viruses; includes clinical presentations, treatment, prognosis, prevention strategies, trends and statistics, and risk to healthcare workers.

 

Hand Hygiene: Skin and Hand Care in the Healthcare Setting

Review of clinical skin issues that can be fundamental in understanding good skin health and how to maintain healthy skin; recent CDC recommendations for hand hygiene; barriers to compliance so HCW's can overcome them in the facility.

Understanding the Issues of Double Gloving

The practice of double-gloving for invasive surgical procedures; research on reasons for glove failure; statistics on increased protection with the use of double gloves; double-gloving technique; and organizational recommendations regarding double-gloving.

Understanding Latex Allergy in the Healthcare Setting

Manufacturing of natural rubber latex gloves with an emphasis on powder-free gloves; potential reactions, both allergic and non-allergic to Natural Rubber Latex glove use, and the tests used to diagnose these conditions and treatment options; FDA approved method for identifying protein content in natural rubber latex gloves to appropriately select low-protein, powder-free latex gloves to maintain a Latex-Safe Environment within the Healthcare Setting.

Understanding the Relationship between Surgical Gloves and Electrosurgery

Basic principles of electrosurgery as related to surgical gloves and ways to prevent intraoperative electrical shock or burn to surgical personnel during electrosurgery.