Evidenced-Based Environmental Hygiene Measures to Mitigate Risk for Healthcare Associated Infections and Improve Outcomes

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Recognizing the unique role of healthcare environmental services professionals in patient safety and satisfaction in the environment of care, The Association for the Healthcare Environment and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management recently teamed up to study the outcomes of employing evidence based protocols when cleaning and disinfecting patient surfaces. Evidence-Based Environmental Hygiene Measures to Mitigate Risk for HAIs and Improve Outcomes identifies synergies between EVS and Risk Management professionals including strategies to reduce risks to patients and implementing systems to mitigate the risk for adverse events.  Using a recent real world in-field study designed to reduce variability in EVS practice, attendees will identify a best practices model for preventing the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms and improving patient outcomes.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Summarize the impact of healthcare associated infections to both the hospital and the enterprise from an environment of care and enterprise risk management perspective
  • Discuss the Association for the Healthcare Environment’s approach to environmental cleaning, its evidence-based cleaning recommendations as documented in the Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning, and the impact to staffing resources
  • Identify, discuss and evaluate the best practices model to mitigate risk from Healthcare Associated Infections and improve patient satisfaction


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Clinical/Patient Safety


J. Hudson Garrett, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP, CSRN, VA-BC™, C-NAC™, DON-CLTC™


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: NA


Date Published: July 2014
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019