New York State Infection Control


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

150 Minutes

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Activity Description

Infection control refers to the policy and procedures implemented to control and minimize the dissemination of infections in hospitals and other healthcare settings, with the main purpose of reducing infection rates. The primary purpose of infection control programs has been to focus on the surveillance of hospital-acquired infections and understand the epidemiology of the risk factors. In more recent times, healthcare epidemiology is characterized by consumer demands for more transparency and accountability, increasing scrutiny and regulation, and expectations for rapid reductions in HAIs rates. The role of infection control is to prevent and reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. This can be achieved by implementing infection control programs in the forms of surveillance, isolation, outbreak management, environmental hygiene, employee health, education, and infection prevention policies and management. This activity reviews the New York State requirements in educating healthcare professionals in regards to infection control.

* This course is approved to fulfill the New York Department of Health requirements through November 10, 2026. Provider Number: TP10140.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dentists, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the risk factors for developing a hospital-acquired infection.

  • Identify the most common morbidity and mortality associated with a hospital-acquired infection.

  • Summarize key education points a health professional should impart to their staff regarding preventing hospital-acquired infections.


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Method of Participation and Credit

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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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