Sign-up gives you access to the course for 2 weeks.
Though any infectious agent can spread in a hospital, nosocomial agents are
those that have evolved to be highly adapted to the hospital ecosystem. Certain
strains of Staph aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae,
Clostridium difficile, and others spread between patients and hospitals in
both humans and animals. The ecology and general means by which nosocomial
agents spread will be covered in the first hour. Details for specific agents
along with disinfection and monitoring will be covered.
Instructions for signup
Click on the "Signup" link. Complete the form with your registration
information. Your login name will be your email address. You will select your
own password. When you submit your registration information it will be emailed
to Dr Cheryl Dhein. When payment has been received, your account will be
activated and you will be notified. If you are paying by credit card online, you
will have access as soon as payment is made.
Course fee = $50 Payment can be made by check payable to Washington State
University, College of Veterinary Medicine; or by credit card (MasterCard or
Visa). Payment by credit card can be made using our secure server during online
How the course works
To use the course materials anytime during the open course period:
Click on the "Start course" link for either course.
If you forget your password after your account has been activated, click on
the "Forgot my password" link.
Voice - annotated slides are comparable to what would be shown in a live
lecture. A slide containing text or a picture (or both) appears on the screen.
Each time you advance to the next slide you will hear the instructor discussing
the information on the slide. To use the voice annotated slides, you must have
speakers attached to your computer.
Need more information?
Cheryl R Dhein DVM MS, Diplomate ACVIM
Associate Professor, VCS
Head of Instructional Technology, VIS
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman WA. 99164-6610
Test your computer
We suggest that you test your computer's ability to present the voice annotated
lectures by playing any of the
sample lectures.The on-line courses use the Flash movie player. If your
computer does not have Flash installed you can obtain the player free-of-charge
Adobe Web site.