Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 42 No. 12) - December 1, 2015

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Release date: December 2015

Valid through: December 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists.

Subjects

  • Do PPE woes mean it’s time to scale back contact precautions?
  • Lack of PPE training leads to frequent contamination
  • More than half of IPs given no additional resources
  • Physicians work when ill, even with confirmed flu
  • CDC, FDA warn of surgical infections caused by heater-cooler units

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 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.

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 1.5 AMA 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 #CEP14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Senior Writer 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 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, CareDx Clinical Laboratory, and Siemens Clinical Laboratory.

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