Infection Control 1303 - Hospital Infection Control - Mar 01, 2009

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

Author, Abstract & Commentary
Robert Muder, MD
Hospital Epidemiologist
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

IP Newbie Author
Barbara Jordan

Wisdom Teachers Author
Victoria Nahum

Subjects:

  • The bottom of the iceberg: Is there a hidden hepatitis epidemic beneath all of the outpatient outbreaks?
  • Federal infection laws on horizon for clinics
  • CDC mulling hep B shots in nursing homes
  • Toxic staph strain may be emerging
  • A lab strategy to detect prosthetic joint infections
  • Go beyond the numbers to boost sharps safety
  • Turning point: Critical care nurse becomes IP
  • Grief to grace: Loss of son drives mother's message

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, Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, Nurse Planner, Robert Muder, MD (Author, Abstract & Commentary), IP Newbie Author, Barbara Jordan, and Wisdom Teachers Author, Victoria Nahum, 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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