Infection Control 1109 - Hospital Infection Control - Sep 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for infection control practitioners and infectious disease physicians.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Editor
Gary Evans

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Board Member and Consulting Editor
Patrick Joseph, MD
Chief of Epidemiology
San Ramon (CA) Regional Medical Center and President
California Infection Control Consultants
San Ramon

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC
Infection Control Consultant
Infection Control/Emerging Concepts
Manassas, VA

Subjects:

  • Reversal of fortune: OSHA can enforce annual fit-testing provision for HCWs
  • Time for a new mask model specifically for health care
  • Occupational health scientists lobby Congress on fit-testing
  • As TB declines, what is the occupational risk to HCWs?
  • Fit testing 101: The basics from NIOSH and OSHA
  • MRSA screening now law for New Jersey hospitals
  • Standard precautions: The bedrock of prevention

Objectives:

  • identify the particular clinical, legal, or educational issue related to epidemiology
  • describe how the issue affects nurses, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite solutions to the problems associated with those issues, based on guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other authorities, and/or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Gary Evans, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Consulting Editor Patrick Joseph, MD, and Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, Nurse Planner, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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