Infection Control 1209 - Hospital Infection Control - Sep 01, 2008

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:

  • Change the culture, protect the patient using 'positive deviance' to prevent MRSA
  • Johns Hopkins cuts MRSA rates with PD approach
  • CEO takes it personal after baby deaths in outbreak
  • A 'big-picture' approach to Joint Commission SSI goal
  • Don't 'SCIP' the patient in SSI prevention effort
  • Minnesota makes the call on MRSA isolation
  • Minnesota guidance for dropping MRSA isolation

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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