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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To present the details of a study conducted to determine whether hospital linen was contaminated with bacteria transferred from the soles of non-skid slipper socks that have touched the floor.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Outline the findings of the authors' literature review and recommendations from various government agencies.
  2. Summarize the results of this study.
  3. Discuss the practice implications of the findings.
Price: $15.00


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: ON0119C
Published: Jan/Feb 2019
Expires: 12/4/2020
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Mary K. Welle, MSN, RN, CNS, ONC; Madeline Bliha, BS; Jenna DeLuca, BS; Alayna Frauhiger, BS; Reena Lamichhane-Khadka, PhD
Specialties: Medical-Surgical