Category "Workforce Compliance"

  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

    People who work in situations where they may be exposed to human blood, like healthcare workers, emergency response personal, lab personnel, and others may be exposed to human blood on a regular basis.  Sometimes the blood is infected with bloodborne pathogens like Hepatitis or HIV, posing a risk to the workers.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets several standards regarding worker safety regarding risks from bloodborne pathogens.  This course discusses OSHA standards and how workers and employers must follow them. 
  • Medicare Part D: Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services known as CMS has released the 9th and final chapter for the Prescription Drug Benefit Manual regarding a program to control fraud, waste and abuse. This course provides both interpretative rules and guidelines for Part D plan sponsors on how to implement the regulatory requirements to have in place a comprehensive fraud and abuse plan to detect, correct and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse as an element of their compliance plan. 
  • Infection Prevention

    Workers in many industries are regularly exposed to infectious agents. In health care, workers should practice universal precautions to prevent the spread of disease to themselves and others. Workers in other industries, though, can also inadvertently spread disease to customers and patrons. This course discusses infection control techniques that help prevent others from being infected by diseases and illnesses. 
  • HIV & AIDS: Testing & Treatment

    Up to 1 out of 4 people who have HIV don't know it. Testing for HIV has become faster and more convenient and there are many testing options available. Knowing if you have HIV can be essential to your sexual health.  And if you know you don't have HIV, you can learn what you need to do to protect yourself and your partner(s) from getting it.
  • HIV & AIDS: Prevention for Healthcare Providers

    Healthcare personnel are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures occur through needlesticks or cuts from other sharp instruments contaminated with an infected patient's blood or through contact of the eye, nose, mouth, or skin with a patient's blood. Learn about the risks as well as preventative steps that can be taken in the workplace.
  • HIV & AIDS: Prevalence in Special Populations

    The first cases of what would later become known as AIDS were reported in the United States in June of 1981. Since then, 1.7 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have been infected with HIV.  This course will explore the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among special populations. 
  • HIV & AIDS: An Introduction

    The human immunodeficiency virus, commonly referred to as HIV, is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in people. HIV is considered a pandemic because the infection has spread through human populations across a large region; in this case the entire planet. As of 2011, about 34 million people worldwide have HIV.
  • HIV & AIDS for Healthcare Professionals

    HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. This course will help you as a healthcare professional understand HIV/AIDS better as well as the OSHA Guidelines.
  • HIPAA: An Introduction

    This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II.  The course targets general audiences who seek to better understand HIPAA and how it impacts them personally or how they should comply with HIPAA standards in their day-to-day operations.  The goal of this course is to increase the learner’s awareness and understanding of individual rights and responsibilities under HIPAA so they can improve the safeguarding of health information.
  • HIPAA for Substance Abuse Providers

    This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II.  The course is for substance abuse care providers, a primary care-giver responsible for applying HIPAA rules many times each day.  In addition to a general discussion of HIPAA, the course contains case studies in three areas important to nursing professionals: Protected Health Information, Electronic Transactions Security, and Physical Safeguards.