Common Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities
Professional Development Educator Topic - Common Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities
This module should enable you to:
1. Describe special risks of long-term care residents in regard to:
• urinary tract infections
• herpes zoster
• HIV, AIDS
• antibiotic-resistant infections
2. Describe the ways infections can appear atypically in older residents.
3. List at least 8 possible signs of infection.
In order to fulfill requirements to obtain the contact hour the learner must read the entire module, take and pass the test with a score of at least 70%, and submit the Continuing Education Registration and Evaluation Form on the last page of this module. Contact hours for this program will be offered through 2013.
The author declares no conflict of interest.