Infection Control 1404 - Hospital Infection Control - Apr 01, 2010

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

Wisdom Teachers Author
Paul Offit

Subjects:

  • H1N1 pandemic legacy may be mandatory flu shots for health care workers
  • Hospitals shunned live H1N1 vaccine as pandemic unfolded
  • Other duties suffered but IPs rose to occasion
  • Plan expert: CDC made 'serious mistake' on N95s
  • Cal-OSHA: Nurse H1N1 death not fully probed
  • SSI success story may be undercut in 'real world'
  • The advocate: Q&A with a vaccine champion

Objectives:

  • identify the clinical, legal, or educational issues encountered by infection preventionists and epidemiologists
  • describe the effect of infection control and prevention issues on nurses, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite solutions to the problems encountered by infection preventionists, based on guidelines from the relevant regulatory authorities, and/or 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, and Wisdom Teachers Author, Paul Offit, 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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