Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician (CHEST)

Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician (CHEST)

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This license is for a single user. If you need additional licenses for teams of 100 or more, please contact us for special pricing.

The following Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) course is designed to educate environmental services frontline workers and supervisors on how to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). 

What you will learn:

  • Overview of CHEST
    • What are environmental services (EVS)?
    • Why is CHEST important in patient care?
  • Foundational infection prevention strategies
    • What are proper hand hygiene techniques?
    • What are the strategies for preventing HAIs?
    • What are standard precautions?
    • What are transmission-based precautions?
    • How can providers engage with patients?
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
    • How can providers prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections?
    • How do you insert indwelling urinary catheters?
  • MRSA bacterium
    • How can providers assess for risk of MRSA infection?
    • How can providers identify MRSA?
  • C.difficile infection
    • What is C.difficile?
    • How does C.difficile spread?
  • Setting up medical carts
    • What cleaning supplies should be used?
  • Environmental cleaning procedures
    • How can facilities maintain environmental cleaning?
    • How should general patient areas be cleaned?
    • How should spills of blood be cleaned?
    • How should specialized patient areas be cleaned?
    • How should inpatient wards be cleaned?
    • What are the routine cleaning procedures for occupied patient rooms?
  • Isolation rooms checklist
    • How can providers monitor isolation rooms?

Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion to verify you have finished the training. Course length: 1 hour & 30 minutes; CME: 1.5.

American Medical Compliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Our Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is committed to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of healthcare providers to improve patient care outcomes. Through high-quality educational activities, we aim to address the identified educational gaps and to support the continuous professional development of our medical community. American Medical Compliance designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim this credit for their complete participation in this activity.

The information contained in these trainings was derived from publications of OSHA, OCR, FDA, CDC, NIAID, ATSDR, HHS or WHO (Government Sourced Material). None of the planners, authors or instructors for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The Government Sourced Material used by AMC is available for no charge on their associated websites. The use of the Government Sourced Material by AMC does not imply endorsement or recommendation by OSHA, OCR, FDA, CDC, NIAID, ATSDR, HHS or WHO or by the United States Government, of AMC, its enterprise, its facility, its services or its products. © 2024 American Medical Compliance, no copyright claimed in Government Sourced Material. If you are not completely satisfied with this course within 30 days you will receive a full refund.