Self-Study PDF Courses

Registered Nurses and All Other Healthcare Professionals


Courses can be taken by any healthcare or dental professional. An electronic certificate of completion will be provided once the course is passed with a minimum 85% score.

For RNs in the United States, courses can be taken for continuing education (CE) credit; for Dental Professionals in the United States and Canada, courses can be taken for continuing dental education (CDE) credit and may be used to meet license requirements.

Ansell is a recognized approved provider and/or courses are accredited by the following organizations:

·       American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP)*

·       California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15538


Ansell designates the online course activity for 2 - 2.25 continuing education credits as indicated with each course listing.

* ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Registered Nurses



Ansell has been globally recognized for providing high quality, accredited Continuing Education (CE) programs to dentists, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our goal is to create a culture of safety for healthcare providers and patients through the implementation of best practices. These courses are open globally to any participant whether you reside in the specific region. Each accredited course ends with a course review and test. A passing score of 85% is required to receive an electronic certificate of completion. Ansell is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and courses have been accredited by the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN).


Healthcare Application


Basic Considerations of Radiation Safety and Barrier Protection - 2.75 contact hours. This module examines radiographic risk and strategies to avert adverse reactions.
Improving Outcomes in the Operating Room - 2 contact hours. This education activity provides perioperative nurses with strategies to improve patient outcomes in the operating room.

Chemical Allergy Masquerade - 2 contact hours. This module reviews the incidence, causes, symptoms and treatment of chemical allergies associated with glove use today.

Infection Control in the Operating Room - 2 contact hours. The OR staff works in an intense, fast-paced, technically advanced environment. This module examines strategies to prevent staff-related injuries and infections.


Chemotherapy and Medical Gloves - 2 contact hours. This education module describes cancer cells, explores the various treatment options for cancer patients and examines glove use for handling cytotoxic drugs.

Patient Positioning Best Practice - 2 contact hours. The principles of safe positioning will be described, followed by a discussion of two potential injuries, nerve damage and pressure ulcers, that may result from improper or prolonged positioning.


Double Gloving – A Standard of Practice in Surgery- 2 contact hours. This module explores two questions:
1) Is double gloving worth the effort?
2) What does the evidence say?

Respiratory Protection in Surgery - 2 contact hours. This module outlines the hazards associated with exposure to surgical smoke and strategies to minimize healthcare provider risk.


Ergonomics in Healthcare - 2 contact hours. Ergonomic risks in healthcare are numerous and impact healthcare worker safety. Perioperative personnel must be aware of these ergonomic risks & implement evidence-based best practices to proactively reduce them.


Sharps Safety in Healthcare - 2 contact hours. This self-study examines basic strategies and processes that can raise awareness of and help minimize the risk of sharps injuries.

Hand Hygiene: Skin and Hand Care in the Healthcare Setting - 2.25 contact hours. Healthcare workers' hands are a vehicle for the transmission of pathogens to the patient and to the environment. This module explores the importance of hand hygiene.

Surgical Gloves and Electrosurgery - 1 contact hours. Understanding the relationship between surgical gloves and electrosurgery and ways to prevent intraoperative electrical shock or burn to surgical personnel.


Hazards Associated with Glove Powder - 2 contact hours. Exposure to powder from medical gloves and the undesirable reactions for both healthcare workers and patients are reviewed in this education module.


Understanding Latex Allergy in the Healthcare Setting - 2 contact hours. Healthcare workers are at particular risk for latex allergy. Examine the incidence, causes, symptoms and treatment of latex allergies associated with glove use today.

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