UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Infection Prevention and Control

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Image for UW Med-Surg 365 course.Med-Surg 365 | Infection Prevention and Control
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module explores nursing interventions to help us prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections.


Vanessa Makarewicz, MN, RN-BC

Infection Control Operations Manager, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Affiliate Instructor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the leading causes of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in United States hospitals.
  2. Critically analyze certain nursing interventions that will help prevent HAIs.
  3. Explain and demonstrate proper donning and doffing techniques.
  4. Identify and describe the pathophysiology of MRSA and explain the theory behind methicillin resistance.