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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.


  • Handwashing Decreases Diarrhea Among Children in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An intensive program of handwashing education and promotion in Pakistan decreased the incidence of diarrhea by more than 50 percent among children, according to a study in the June 2, 2004 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ...More
    June 8, 2004 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Discover That Early Childhood Ear Infections are Linked to Asthma
    Children with recurrent ear infections may have an increased risk of developing asthma, says a study published in the May issue of Chest, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. Study results showed that children with a history of multiple ear ...More
    May 10, 2004 Posted in News
  • AORN Honors Perioperative Registered Nurses
    SAN DIEGO -- Several members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), received national awards of excellence and achievement at AORN's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Award winners include:  Award for Excellence in Perioperative ...More
    April 5, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: OR Topics
    The 21st Century Tech The Surgical Technologist’s Expanding Role in the OR By Tina Brooks Advancements in technology continue to change the field of surgery. Robotics, computers and imaging are being integrated into operating rooms (OR) for optimum patient care. But while ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2004: Perspectives
    AORN Congress Offers Something for Everyone By Betty J. Shultz, RN, CNOR The upcoming Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress, March 21-25, 2004 in San Diego, reflects a wide range of issues and topics of interest to perioperative registered nurses, ...More
    March 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Appoints Kathy L. Warye as Executive Director
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced today the appointment of Kathy L. Warye as the organization's executive director. Warye has more than two decades of non-profit experience and has held key positions ...More
    February 24, 2004 Posted in News
  • Registered Nurses Rank No. 1 in Job Growth
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced yesterday that registered nurses top the list of the 10 occupations with the largest projected job growth in the years 2002-2012. Although RNs have listed among the top 10 growth occupations in the past, this ...More
    February 12, 2004 Posted in News
  • Individuals With Cystic Fibrosis Team Up With the Experts to Fight Infection the Virtual Way
    NEW YORK -- The first 2004 cystic fibrosis (CF) Virtual Patient Education Day live Web cast, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, and Columbia University Medical Center, will be held on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. The focus of ...More
    January 9, 2004 Posted in News
  • UCSD Medical Center Receives NIH Contract to Set Up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum
    SAN DIEGO - Newswise -- The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Division, was recently awarded a five-year, $6.2 million contract by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to establish the Tuberculosis Curriculum Coordinating Center ...More
    January 8, 2004 Posted in News
  • Medline Named Manufacturer of the Year by Nursing Society
    MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Medline Industries, Inc., was recently named the 2003 Manufacturer/Distributor of the Year by the Pacific Coast Region (PCR) of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) for its outstanding support of wound care nursing. "As Wound, Ostomy, ...More
    November 13, 2003 Posted in News