Hospital Infection Control - May 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:

  • New data, new problem: Non-ventilator pneumonias account for a surprising 22% of all hospital infections
  • APIC tips for patients to prevent pneumonia
  • A four-point strategy to prevent CAUTIs
  • Sometimes you have to be the ‘bad cop’
  • CDC: 1 out of every 9 infected patients dies
  • APIC tips for patients to prevent pneumonia
  • CDC progress report shows HAI reductions C. diff, CAUTIs the notable exceptions
  • Oregon? CRE prevention where there is little CRE
  • APIC cites a few caveats, concerns about HAI targets

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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