The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new continuing education video on recognizing infection risks in medical equipment.

The video is the third in a six-part series produced by CDC and Medscape about the challenges to preventing infections in health care facilities. Viewers will learn how to:

  • recognize infection risks related to medical equipment;
  • incorporate infection risk assessment into equipment purchasing decisions; and
  • create an action plan to combat infections linked to medical equipment.

Access to this and other videos in the series requires a no-cost registration to Medscape. The next video in the series, on infection transmission risks associated with nonsterile glove use, will be posted in July.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.