Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 42 No.6) June 1, 2015

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Release date: June 2015

Valid through: June 2018

Target Audience

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

Subjects

  • What’s in your water? Waterborne bugs can cause fatal infections
  • Researchers find Norovirus may spread by airborne route, are current precautions enough
  • Lower nurse-patient ratios could lower infection rates, but hospitals say mandates could crash budgets
  • C. difficile and antibiotic stewardship programs
  • And the band played on: AIDS in an era of miracle treatments and chronic complacency
  • FDA issues proposed rule to address data gaps for active ingredients in health care antiseptics
  • OSHA, NIOSH create respiratory protection tubes

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 basedon guidelines from the relevant regulatory authorities, and/or independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions.

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 UniversityWesterville, 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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