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Infection control courses available from CMS

May 27, 2016 Three new courses from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aim to teach health care professionals about infection control and injection safety.

Infection Control: Environmental Safety, Infection Control: Injection Safety and Infection Control: Hand Hygiene are web-based training courses offered on the Medicare Learning Network website. Continuing education credit is available for participating.

In the environmental safety course, dentists can learn about proper cleaning practices in health care facilities; categories of environmental surfaces; and turnover cleaning versus terminal cleaning. The injection safety course will discuss safe injection practices; single dose/single use versus multi-dose medications; and injection safety scenarios.

Dentists can also learn about hand hygiene in patient care zones and nearby administrative areas; appropriate methods for maintaining good hand hygiene; and how to recognize opportunities for hand hygiene in a health care setting.

A login and password is required to access these courses.