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.


  • : Print list of continuing education courses for Ed and list each detail for the necessary story. Ask him if they are in the computer or if they need to be typed in again. Get these printed off and make a packet form, plus the money, for Pat Tydel and the responsible ...More
    June 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Developing an Infection Control Program
    Developing an Infection Control Program By Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC Modern hospital infection control programs first began in the 1950s in England, where the primary focus of these programs was to prevent and control hospital-acquired staphylococcal outbreaks. In 1968, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • SHEA conducts annual meetings in March
    The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) will be having its annual meetings in Toronto, Canada, April 1-3, 2001. Prior to the SHEA meetings, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) is offering an educational symposium titled "Current Issues in Infection ...More
  • A Salute to the Top Educators in Infection Control
    A Salute to the Top Educators in Infection Control By Gail Stout Think back about the inspirational teachers who have instilled knowledge in you, enabling you to accomplish more than you could originally do. What made this person so special? Why did you follow every bit of ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • BD Safety Compliance Initiative
    In 1991, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) launched the original Safety Compliance Initiative in response to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This initiative provided education and support to healthcare facilities on sharps safety. With the issuance of the revised ...More
    October 9, 2000 Posted in News
  • Table C: Flash Sterilization Audit/Education Program
    Table C: Flash Sterilization Audit/Education Program Station Set-up and Question NOTE: All sterilizers were set to gravity sterilization settings. Answer Selection: Bold/Underlined Print Indicates Correct Answer Practice Principle as Supported by AORN, AAMI, CDC, ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Flash Sterilization The Fundamental Issues
    Flash Sterilization The Fundamental Issues By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM; and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) directs that within healthcare organizations, "data are collected to monitor ...More
    October 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • JCR Offers Education Programs for Pain Management, Patient Safety
    (OAKBROOK TERRACE, ILL)The Joint Commission Resources (JCR) today announced the addition of two custom education programs focusing on the topics of patient safety and pain management. The new programs, developed in response to client requests, are designed to assist health ...More
    September 25, 2000 Posted in News
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
    September 18 marked the first day of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, 2000. This year, it is estimated that over 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be detected in the US and 32,000 men will die from the disease - that is one diagnosis every three minutes, and one ...More
    September 18, 2000 Posted in News
  • The Infection Control Committee
    The Infection Control Committee Farrah Lee, BSN, and Natalie Lind, ACE This article: Defines the role of the Infection Control Committee. Identifies the tools used to ensure patient and employee safety. Lists common responsibilities of the Infection Control Committee. For ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles