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Laboratory Safety: What Infection Preventionists and Laboratorians Need to Know
Presenter: Janis Thompson, MLS, SM, MPH
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Laboratory Safety: What Infection Preventionists and Laboratorians Need to Know .

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Laboratory Safety: What Infection Preventionists and Laboratorians Need to Know and how it pertains to their respective profession.

 
Release and Expiration Dates
9/22/2017 -9/22/2020

Objectives

1. Explain Laboratory Acquired Infections
2. Define safety tools and resources available to IPs and Lab Managers
3. Identify the steps in performing risk assessments

 

References:·    
• Biosafety in the Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory, 5th Edition 2007 (BMBL)
• Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Lab, 2012, MMWR
• Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency, MMWR 2011
• CLSI
• Canadian Public Health MSDS for Biological Agents
• Nolte K, Taylor D, Richmond J. Biosafety considerations for autopsy. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2002;23(2):107-22.
• CDC. Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories. MMWR 2012;61: Supplement.
• Biosafety in the Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratory, 5th Edition 2007 (BMBL)

Biographical Info

Ms. Thompson is the Biosafety Officer at the Public Health Laboratory for the Arkansas Department of Health.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planners: 
Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Speaker:
Janis Thompson, MLS, SM, MPH

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES


Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 80% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

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Credits
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences> CHES