(HAI) Resources for CIC Certification: Best Practices in Staff and Client Education
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Janet Long, DNP RN, Clinical InstructorSponsoring Agency
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Instructor information and Conflict of interest disclosures
No conflicts of interest were identified by planner or presenter. Janet Long, DNP RN presents the information in the course. Janet is a retired nursing educator who taught in a prelicensure nursing program in several capacities.
No commercial support was received for this course. Funding was received from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services through a contract with the University of Missouri. This course was developed by the University of Missouri under a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; funding for the contract came from a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This self-paced online course includes how to develop educational opportunities for adult learners, both healthcare providers and patients and their families. Principles of adult learning are incorporated throughout. The essential activities of identifying the educational gap through a needs assessment, planning and providing education to diverse populations, and methods of evaluating if learning occurred are discussed. This course assists Infection Preventionists in preparing to sit for the CIC certification exam as well as those desiring to become better patient and staff educators. Successful completion will award the participant 1.45 CE (contact hours). Last Reviewed: 7/30/19. CE expiration: 7/31/22.
Recent evidence has indicated that institutions that employ infection preventionists (IP’s) demonstrate better results in the containment of HAI’s compared to institutions that do not. Certification in infection prevention is obtained through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC (Links to an external site.)). Professional organizations such as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC (Links to an external site.)) view certification as an essential step in the infection preventionists transition from the novice role to that of proficiency. This learning resource is intended to augment rather than replace study resources that are available from these organizations for preparation for the certification exam. As you begin your studies, take a moment to discover the valuable resources that are available.
This self-paced course consists of seven modules. Within each module, the learner will find readings, informational videos, as well as occasional quizzes to allow you to self-check your understanding. These embedded quizzes are for your use only; they are not for credit. The learner must complete each module prior to proceeding to the following module.
In order to validate your learning, a pretest is given at the beginning of the course so you have an understanding of your foundation of knowledge. A post test is administered after completion of all the modules. In order to obtain CE credit, the learner must complete the pretest, the modules, the post test with a score of 80% (8/10) and the course evaluation. Two attempts are given for successful completion of the post test.
Learning Outcome &Course Objectives
Increase the knowledge and skill level of best practices regarding the teaching/learning process in staff and patient education.
- Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify preparatory actions required prior to providing learning opportunities.
- Discuss best practices in developing and providing learning opportunities for diverse audiences.
- Describe methods of providing effective feedback and additional training when required.
- Determine methods of evaluating the effectiveness of educational offerings.
- Explain strategies to provide infection prevention and control information to patients and families.
The information presented within the modules, the videos, and even the knowledge check quizzes are intended to work together to assist you in achieving the desired learning objectives.
A variety a instructional materials are embedded within each module. This is to assist with your learning by appealing to your particular learning styles as well as making the course as interactive as possible. Fully immersing yourself in these activities helps you to learn the information, as well as making those connections required to achieve the learning objectives.
Canvas uses Modules to organize course learning resources.
Each module may include:
- Videos covering the topic
- Readings to enhance student understanding
- Quizzes to check understanding
- Optional readings/resources for further study if desired
The modules within this course build upon themselves. It is essential that the learner complete the modules in the order they are presented. To assist with your understanding, you must view an entire module prior to progressing to a subsequent module.
The learning activities found within this course include:
- nongraded quizzes for help you achieve the learning objectives
- optional readings if you want to explore a topic in more depth. These are marked as optional and are not required reading.
This is a self-paced course so there are no required deadlines. However, we recommend that you complete this course within thirty days of starting. This will help you maintain momentum in your learning.
Assessments and Grading
Your learning is assessed in two ways. First, successful completion of the course is measured by administering a pre- and post- test. The questions in these tests flow directly from the course and module objectives. In order to obtain continuing education credit, a score of 80% must be obtained on the post-test. Two attempts are allowed for successful completion of the post-test.
Secondly, you will also find self-knowledge quizzes embedded within several of the modules. These are non-graded quizzes. They are simply a means to provide you with feedback on how you are understanding the module information. These self-knowledge quizzes flow from the module objectives and may be taken an unlimited number of times.
Textbook and Reading Materials
No textbooks or external reading materials are required for successful completion of this course.
In order to obtain CE credit, the learner must complete the pretest, the modules, the post test with a score of 80% (8/10) and the course evaluation. Two attempts are given for successful completion of the post test. Successful completion of the course is recognized by the awarding of a printed certificate of completion.
Additional Course Resources
Module 8 includes several links to resources to assist the learner. They include:
- resources to help you develop patient education materials
- current patient education materials for use and distribution to patients
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