Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 42, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists.


  • MERS surge: Virus explodes in Korea, CDC ups U.S. guidelines
  • Hospital Infection Control & Prevention recieves two SIPAwards
  • WHO keys to stopping the outbreak in Korea
  • MERS may be spreading in Saudi Arabia from thousands of mild, asymptomatic cases
  • CDC updated MERS guidelines call for a full-court press
  • APIC 2015: Data collection overkill forcing IPs back into silos, undermining patient safety
  • APIC 2015: Pilot program in pediatric long-term care cuts topical antibiotic use, decreases orders
  • APIC 2015: Daily bathing of pediatric patients with antiseptic reduces BSIs


  • 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 healthcare 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.


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Faculty Listing


Gary Evans


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

Managing editor:

Financial Disclosure

Executive Editor Gary Evans, and Kay Ball, Nurse Planner, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Patrick Joseph, MD is laboratory director of Genomic Health Inc, Care Dx Clinical Laboratory, and Siemens Clinical Laboratory.

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