Before signing into the course, please review our accreditation information, technical requirements, and policies.

The New York State Department of Health requires all regulated healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and diagnostic centers to have infection control training courses that help protect patients, employees and visitors. This program was developed for physicians and physician assistants, dental hygienists, licensed practical nurses, special assistants and optometrists in both the clinical and community setting. 

Following this course, participants should be able to:

  • Familiarize licensed, registered or certified health professional with New York State requirements for infection control and regulations on professional misconduct.
  • Describe transmission of bloodborne pathogens in the healthcare setting.
  • Outline scientifically accepted infection control principles for specific work environments to minimize disease exposure in healthcare workers and patients.
  • Recognize and manage suspected events related to biological agents
  • Use resource links for infection control information including practices for special settings.

Accreditation and credit designation

North Shore-LIJ Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The infection control training course is designated by North Shore-LIJ for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category I credits™. This course takes approximately three (3) hours to complete.

To receive credit, participants must:

  1. Review the entire educational activity
  2. Correctly answer at least 80 percent of the post-test questions
  3. Complete a program evaluation
  4. Download, print and save the certificate of completion

Physicians should only claim credit in accordance with the extent of their participation in the course.

Faculty and planners

Principal faculty and planners
Bruce Farber, MD, FACP (CME Course Director)
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Donna Armellino, RN, DNP, CIC
Vice President, Infection Prevention
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Great Neck, New York

Manager, Infection Prevention
Glen Cove Hospital
Glen Cove, New York

Project planner and coordinator
Mary B. Strong, MA
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Office of Academic Affairs
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Great Neck, New York

Project developers and managers
DxR Development Group, Inc.
1840 Innovation Drive, Suite 112
Carbondale, IL 62903

Technical requirements

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Flash 8.0.0 or higher must be installed.
  • Any stable* version of the following:
    • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, or 11
    • Firefox 28**
    • Chrome 33**
    • Safari 5.1, 6, or 7
    • Safari for iOS 6 or iOS 7

*Only stable versions of these browsers are supported.  Release candidates (RC), beta, and alpha versions are not supported.

** Later stable versions of these browsers may work but were not available for testing at product release.

Technical Support
Provider Contact Information: 
DxR Development Group, Inc.
between 9 am and 5 pm Central Time at
(800) 453-8040 or (618) 453-1140
fax: (618) 453-5309


Refund: It is the policy of North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Office of Continuing Medical Education to issue a full refund to any users who encounter technical difficulty in the use of the program that cannot be resolved by the program’s support desk; and that prevents the user from completing the program and earning their certificate of completion. Program support is available at (800) 453-8040, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST.  This refund offering is available for up to 30 days after purchase.  Refunds are not available after 30 days.

Payments are transmitted utilizing an SSL encrypted site.

Disclosure: North Shore-LIJ Health System adheres to the ACCME’s New Standards for Commercial Support. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners and managers, are required to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests. All identified potential conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by North Shore-LIJ for fair balance and scientific objectivity, and to ensure appropriateness of patient care recommendation.

The following is a summary of disclosure pertaining to this activity:


  • Bruce Farber, MD, has nothing to disclose.
  • Donna Armellino, RN, BS, CIC, has nothing to disclose.
  • Jeanine Woltman, RN, BS, CIC, has nothing to disclose.

Planner and manager

  • Mary B. Strong, MA, has nothing to disclose.

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