Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 42 No. 8) - August 1, 2015

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Release date: August 2015

Valid through: August 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists.


  • MERS surge: Virus explodes in Korea, CDC ups U.S. guidelines
  • Treating HAIs like Ebola could save lives
  • Eyewitness to history: IPs recount their Ebola stories.
  • APIC President: IPs are ‘living history’
  • 509 healthcare workers have died in Ebola outbreak in Africa       
  • TB report leads to OSHA ramping up healthcare inspections
  • APIC looks to frame the future, empower IPs
  • C. diff causing thousands of fatal infections in long term care


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


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Faculty Listing


Senior Writer 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 University Westerville, OH

AHC Media Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Senior Writer Gary Evans, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector and Nurse Planner Kay Ball, 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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