Hospital Infection Control - Jan 01, 2014

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 Listing:

Executive Editor
Gary Evans
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
Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN
Perioperative Consultant/Educator
K&D Medical
Lewis Center, OH

Subjects:

  • 'Passive payer' no more: New CMS requirements hitting hospital budgets
  • Q&A: The passion of Denise Murphy
  • CMS doc outlines HAI prevention efforts
  • Inconvenient truth: The profit of some infections
  • New HAI data posted on CMS Hospital Compare
  • Beyond flu, SHEA calls for vaccine mandates

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:

Executive Editor Gary Evans, Consulting Editor Patrick Joseph, MD, and Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, 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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