Hospital Infection Control & Prevention (Vol. 43, No. 10) – October 1, 2016

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Release date: October 2016

Valid through: October 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists.

Subjects

  • IPs are Key Collaborators in the Fight Against Sepsis
  • CDC: IPs Should Be Vigilant for Legionnaires’ Disease
  • MERS Still Simmers on the Back Burner
  • FDA: States Should Begin Testing Blood for Zika
  • FDA Bans Over-the-Counter Antibacterial Washes
  • C. difficile Burden Varies By Facility, Sometimes Only Miles Apart

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.

Accreditation Statement

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

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP14749, for 1.5 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

Program Manager: Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC
Director: Infection Prevention/Quality
Methodist Hospital for Surgery Addison, TX

 

AHC Media Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

 

Financial Disclosure

Financial Disclosure: Senior Writer Gary Evans, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, Peer Reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, and Nurse Planner Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC 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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