Prevention CHKC

Prevention Course in Healthcare-Associated Infection Knowledge and Control
(Prevention CHKC)

Prevention CHKC is designed to train frontline healthcare personnel, defined as those “responsible for direct patient care” in best practices to prevent and control HAIs and pathogens that can spread in the healthcare setting. Training educates frontline personnel to successfully execute best practices in topics that include:

  • Prevention of CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAP/VAE
  • Prevention of C. difficile and MRSA
  • Prevention strategies: 
    • Methods for appropriate performance and timing of hand hygiene in the healthcare setting
    • Disinfection and environmental control

COVID-19:

Given the urgent need to provide training in PPE donning and doffing, environmental cleaning, pneumonia prevention, and other topics during the COVID-19 pandemic we are offering the course free through December 31st with the use of the discount code – COVID19  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of your facility's practices may vary from those shown due to the novel nature of SARS-CoV-2, and/or resource constraints. Please follow your facility's procedures.

Sample video from the course is available below: Donning & Doffing PPE

Commercial Supporter:

The Prevention Course in Healthcare-Associated Infection Knowledge and Control (Prevention CHKC) is supported in full by an educational grant from Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

Target Audience

Prevention CHKC is intended for frontline healthcare personnel, defined for the purposes of this project as individuals in a healthcare facility “responsible for direct patient care.” These individuals may be physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, emergency medical technicians, patient care technicians, respiratory therapy technicians, surgical technicians, anesthesia providers, students, ID fellows, critical care fellows, transportation personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and aides, and others. Prevention CHKC was developed from the standpoint of delivery of healthcare in acute care in the United States, but may be adaptable for other locations.
 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review best practices for the prevention of device-and pathogen-associated infections in hospitals, e.g. CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAP/VAE, C. difficile, and MRSA, how to perform and promote hand hygiene, and how to improve frontline personnel’s understanding of disinfection and sterilization as appropriate for their role(s)
  2. Demonstrate ways to perform basic HAI prevention strategies, plus advanced approaches for outbreak management
  3. Examine performance and accountability measures to implement infection prevention practices
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 6.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The continuing education activities for pharmacists will be developed through a joint providership of ProCE, Inc. and SHEA. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours
    The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 6.75 Participation
Course opens: 
03/12/2020
Course expires: 
03/20/2023
Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$25.00

Course Content Editors:

Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS
Textbook Royalties: Wolters Klumer Health,

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Oxford Press
Marin Schweizer, PhD
Grant: PDI Healthcare

Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
David Pegues, MD
Consulting Fee: Saol Pharmaceuticals, Seres Therapeutics,

DaVita/Total Renal Care
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Kaila Cooper, MSN, RN, CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Erik Dubberke, MD, MSPH
Consulting Fees/Research Funding: Pfizer, Merk, Aerobiotix,

BioK+, Rebiotix, Synthetic Biologics, Sanofi
Rachel Pryor, MPH, RN
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Mayar Al Mohajer, MD, MBA, CAQ, CPHQ, FACP, FIDSA
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Susan Lewis, BSN, RN, CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, FACP
Medical Writer: CloroxPro
Michele Fleming, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Nancy Christy, MT, MSHA CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Jo Dee Armstrong-Novak
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Christopher Evans, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Connie Atkinson, BSN, RN, CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Mohamad Fakih, MD, MPH
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Amie Patrick, MSN, RN, ONC, CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Seetha Lakshmi, MD
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Heather Albert, MSN, RN, CIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Cynthia Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Valerie Deloney, MBA
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Jessica Johnson, CMP
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Rossana Rosa, MD
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships
Jade Belcher
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

More Information on Course Authors:

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC STATEMENT

Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

PHARMACISTS

The Prevention CHKC continuing education modules for pharmacists have been developed through a joint providership of ProCE, Inc. and SHEA. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). ACPE Universal Activity Numbers 0221-9999-20-191-H04-P through 0221-9999-20-201-H04-P and 0221-9999-20-206-H04-P through 0221-9999-20-207-H04-P have been assigned to these knowledge-based home-study CE activities (initial release date 3-20-2020). These CPE activities are approved for a total of 6.75 contact hours (0.675 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 100% for each module is required to receive CPE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given for any individual module.

 
SHEA CONTENT VALIDATION STATEMENTS

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America accepts the following Content Validation Statements and expects all persons involved in its professional education activities to abide by these statements with regard to any recommendations for clinical care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contradictions in the care of patients;  and/or all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided during this CME internet activity enduring material is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION STATEMENT

Physicians:
In order to receive Physician credit, participants must successfully complete both the post-tests with passing scores of 100% and the course evaluation. You will have unlimited opportunities to take the post-tests.

Nurses:
Nurses who complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 6.75 nursing contact hours. In order to receive nursing credit, participants must successfully complete the post-tests with passing scores of 100%. Participants will be awarded continuing education commensurate with their completion.

For questions please email: learningce@shea-online.org ​​​​​

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Available Credit

  • 6.75 ABIM MOC
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point’s equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 6.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The continuing education activities for pharmacists will be developed through a joint providership of ProCE, Inc. and SHEA. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 Nursing Contact Hours
    The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 6.75 Participation
 
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of your facility's practices may vary from those shown, due to the novel nature of SARS-CoV-2 and/or resource constraints. Please follow your facility's procedures.

Complete Pre-CHKC in order to identify your learning path. You can take the modules it recommends in any order, as well as additional modules outside of your learning path. Upon completion of each module, you’ll move to the Post-CHKC test to evaluate how much you’ve learned. You’ll need to get 100% of the questions correct to move to the next module and earn credits/certificates.

Continuing Education Credits and Certificates:

  • Once you pass the Post-CHKC of each of your modules, you will complete the PROGRAM EVALUATION, claim credits and select your certificate(s).
  • You can only claim credits ONCE. Be sure to claim credits AFTER you have completed all desired modules.
  • You will be able to print/download the certificate of completion and accreditation certificates for which you opted in.