Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 42 No.4 ) April 1, 2015

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Release date: April 2015

Valid through: April 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infection preventionists and health care epidemiologists.

Subjects

  • Spore wars: C. difficile takes a staggering toll as top HAI
  • C. difficile survivors, families of victims raise a collective call for action
  • LTC worker flu shot rates low due to false fears
  • Hospitals moving on antibiotic stewardship, but outpatient settings have a more difficult task
  • CDC, ECRI Institute devise culturing protocols for duodenoscopes to prevent CRE infection
  • Hospital goes high tech, improves hand hygiene
  • CDC: Only one confirmed occupational HIV infection in a U.S. health care worker since 2000

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.

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AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

Nurses

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

Authors

Gary Evans

Editors

Medical Editors: Patrick Joseph, MD, Chief of Epidemiology

San Ramon (CA) Regional Medical Center and

President, California Infection Control

Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN Associate Professor, Nursing Otterbein University Westerville, OH

AHC Media executive editor: Gary Evans

Financial Disclosure

Editor Gary Evans, and Consulting Editors/Nurse Planners Patrick Joseph, MD, and Kay Ball, RN, 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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