Infection Control 1405 - Hospital Infection Control - May 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

iP Newbe Author
Patti Grant
gerberding Wisdom Teachers Author
David Henderson

Subjects:

  • Hand hygiene ineffectiveness, confusion undercut response to deadly C. diff epidemic
  • Spore wars: C. diff rise tied to drug resistance
  • Universal glove use, extended isolation under consideration
  • C. diff surpasses MRSA infections in Southeast
  • Gerberding conjures 2020 view of IP future
  • CDC director: Toll of HAIs unacceptable
  • SHEA: Test viral load of infected HCWs
  • Self expression or threat of infection?
  • Closing the circle: A fatal infection pushed research

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, iP Newbe Author , Patti Grant, and Wisdom Teachers Author, David Henderson, 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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