Hospital Infection Control 2015-01 - Hospital Infection Control - Jan 01, 2015

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:

  • Regulators: CMS issues infection control survey, OSHA drafts ID reg
  • CMS sets the table for regulation requiring antibiotic stewardship programs
  • OSHA drafts national infectious disease standard to protect health care workers
  • Designated Ebola treatment centers provide ID safety net for future emerging infections
  • Rogue H3N2 A flu strain not covered by vaccine, threatens high risk groups with severe infections
  • MERS and the camel connection – to kiss or cull?
  • Perspective: The mutable message on Ebola mutation

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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