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Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing


Infection Prevention Update

2014 / 2015

October 17 March 20

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Glassrock Building auditorium (Room 7106)
Course # 08267

Capacity: 60

Course description

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) – Content will include describing the epidemiology of SSIs, describing the core and supplemental strategies for SSI prevention, signs and symptoms of SSI, and a brief description of SSI surveillance and interpretation of infection rates.
  • Clostridium difficile (C diff) - C. diff spores leave the body through an infected person's diarrhea. The spores can then contaminate surroundings. The spores can also be spread through the air (during bed-making for example). The spores are able to survive for a long time outside of the body unless they are destroyed through very thorough cleaning.
  • Principles of Isolation – Lecture will cover the concept of isolation precaution and a historical review. Isolation practices for infection control will cover triage of patients, early detection, transporting patients, and communication. 
  • Impact of the Hospital Environment on our Patients – Topics covered will include environmental hygiene, construction and renovation in a health care facility, seasonal diseases and recommended vaccines, impact and risks of Legionella exposure.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 4.0 contact hours.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

Community registrants

$40 registration fee. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive a full refund. A $25 service fee will be charged after this date.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.).