Infection Control 1412 - Hospital Infection Control - Dec 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

Senior Managing Editor
Gary Evans

Executive Editor
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:

  • VA sharply reducing MRSA infections through patient screening — pressure builds on CDC to follow suit
  • C. diff next infection ona VA system radar
  • MRSA screening program saving lives and dollars
  • CDC finalizing norovirus outbreak guidelines
  • Needlestick risks remain, but safety goal fades away
  • New rapid test identifies active TB

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:

Senior Managing Editor Gary Evans, Executive Editor 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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