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Infection Control and Barrier Precautions for NY Healthcare Professionals


New York State Education Law requires certain healthcare professionals to complete course work relating to infection control and barrier precautions every 4 years. You must attest to having completed this requirement when first licensed and at every subsequent registration. Content includes principles and practices for effective infection prevention and control across healthcare settings and requirements in law, rules, and regulations in the state of New York. This course covers the following 7 core elements as required by the State Education Department and the Department of Health:

  1. Responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted practices of infection control
  2. Modes and mechanisms of transmission
  3. Engineering and work practice controls
  4. Personal protective equipment
  5. Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
  6. Preventing infectious disease transmission in healthcare workers
  7. Sepsis recognition and education

Advantedge Education, Inc is an approved New York State Education Department infection control provider and was assigned provider number IC179.

Target Audience

This activity is required for the following healthcare professionals upon initial licensure and every 4 years: physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, physician assistants, specialist assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, podiatrists, and medical students and residents. Given the range of target audience, experience of learners will vary from novice to advanced based on their area of practice and length of time in their profession.

Are you required to take this course? Visit the New York State Education Department website for more information.


At the conclusion of this activity the learner will be able to:

  1. Recognize the professional's responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted infection prevention and control practices in all healthcare settings.
  2. Describe the strategies that can be used to prevent transmission of pathogenic organisms in healthcare.
  3. Identify where engineering or work practice controls can be used to reduce patient and healthcare worker exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  4. Identify specific personal protective equipment for protecting patients and healthcare workers from exposure to potentially infectious material.
  5. Recognize strategies for pre-cleaning, chemical disinfection, and sterilization of instruments and medical devices to prevent bloodborne pathogen transmission.
  6. Identify occupational health strategies to prevent and control transmission of bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases in healthcare workers.
  7. Recognize early warning signs of sepsis to initiate rapid treatment methods.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal Communications, Professionalism, Roles & Responsibilities, and Work in Interdisciplinary Teams.

Claiming Credits

This self-guided enduring material takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete. Successful completion is achieved after scoring 80% or greater on the activity posttest.


JointAccreditedProvider_logo.jpg 418x265In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and Advantedge Education, Inc. Ciné-Med 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.



Ciné-Med designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity provides 4.5 contact hours for nurses.

All other professions

All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion. This activity is designated for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Completion for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, consult your professional licensing or certification board.

Non-Endorsement Statement

The provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.


The provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

All provider employees, activity planners, and subject matter experts in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Subject Matter Experts

Erin Beck, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ
Director, Infection Prevention
Kootenai Health
Disclosure: No financial relationships to disclose.


This activity was developed independent of industry support.

Additional Info

Course Features

This course features progress tracking, interactive content, videos, and test yourself activities.

Daily Transfer to New York State Education Department

We securely transfer your record of course completion to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, every day at 5:30 pm EST. Please contact us if you have any questions about this transfer. As part of this process we are required to collect additional personal information (SSN and date of birth) to match your state application with course completion.

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • An internet connection speed of at least 4Mpbs and a modern browser.
  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version), Microsoft Edge (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS/iPadOS (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version) in Apple iOS/iPadOS (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 6 or later

Accessibility/Screen Reader

NVDA (latest version), JAWS (latest version), Mac VoiceOver


All content is the copyrighted material of © 2021 Advantedge Education, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented in this course does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Advantedge Education. Neither Advantedge Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Course Price: $35.00

CE Credit

This activity is designated for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit or 4.5 ANCC Contact Hours.

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