Infection Control 1502 - Hospital Infection Control - Feb 01, 2011

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
AHC Media

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:

  • C . diff epidemic strikes pediatric population, greatly increasing risk of death in children
  • Medicare deaths report cites fatal infections
  • Testing for MRSA in ER: Not worth bang for buck?
  • Pressure builds forflu shot mandates
  • Infected HCWs shunned protective measures
  • New CDC guidelines to prevent neonatal strep

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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