Professional Development

Infection preventionists from all areas of the healthcare institution need regular, ongoing instruction relating to their professional development so that they can be effective instructors to healthcare providers on the principles and practices of infection prevention and control. Training-the- trainer educational opportunities take the form of courses, Webinars and virtual conferences.

  • HHS Announces Research Plan to Fight Autoimmune Diseases
    WASHINGTON -- HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson recently announced the release of a comprehensive research plan from HHS' National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fight autoimmune diseases, a collection of disorders including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis that ...More
    February 13, 2003 Posted in News
  • Nurses Lobby to Address Nursing Shortage
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A record turnout of nearly 600 registered nurses and nursing students attended the 21st Annual Nurse Legislative Day. With the current and impending nursing shortage, strategies to address both the recruitment and retention of registered nurses were the ...More
    February 10, 2003 Posted in News
  • OSAP Named ADA/CERP Provider
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Dentistry's premier resource for infection control and safety information, the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP), has been named as a recognized provider in the American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program ...More
    January 23, 2003 Posted in News
  • GE Medical Systems and NBC Partner to Bring Patient Programming Into Hospitals via The Patient Channel
    NEW YORK & WAUKESHA, Wis.-- GE Medical Systems and NBC, both business units of General Electric Company, have launched a new television channel that will bring health-related programming into hospitals across the United States. The Patient Channel ...More
    January 8, 2003 Posted in News
  • New Data Reveals Nurse Certification Key Component of Patient Safety and Recruitment and Retention Programs
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. --As the worldwide nursing shortage worsens, recruiting and retaining qualified experienced nurses is a critical issue for hospitals in their pursuit to assure patient safety despite a vast array of system challenges. The American Association of ...More
    December 12, 2002 Posted in News
  • Meet our 2003 Educator of the Year
    Meet our 2003 Educator of the Year By Kelly M. Pyrek Independent infection control consultant Linda L. Spaulding, RN, CIC, likens her job to that of a detective, tracking down the clues that will help her solve a client's contagious conundrum. As Infection Control Today ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Education Program Reduces Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the ICU
    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- A dramatic decrease in the incidence of a dreaded complication affecting ventilator-dependent patients in the intensive care unit occurred following implementation of an education program to teach nursing and respiratory therapy staffs about improved ...More
    November 20, 2002 Posted in News
  • Your Infection Control Plan: Smart Strategies for its Care andMaintenance
    Your Infection Control Plan: Smart Strategies for its Care and Maintenance By Carolyn A. Ramsey, RN, MSN, CNOR OBJECTIVES: 1. To describe various types of planning strategies that can be used in developing an infection control plan. 2. To list suggested topics to be ...More
    November 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Puts Teen in Hospital
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The current hospitalization of a 19-year-old woman is a vivid example of the risks associated with taking unnecessary antibiotics -- an issue being highlighted this week as part of California's antibiotic resistance awareness week. Judith Herren, from ...More
    September 24, 2002 Posted in News
  • Answers to Dental Infection Control Questions Can Be Found at OSAP Web Site
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Do you have a question about dental infection control and safety? You're not alone! The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) has been fielding questions from dental workers for years. Those questions, along with OSAP's well-researched and ...More
    September 5, 2002 Posted in News