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.

  • 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
  • Infection Control Today - 09/2002: Instrumental Knowledge
    Testing Instruments and Making the Grade By Michelle Gardner Testing medical instruments and devices is important for patient safety and infection control practices, and there are a number of testing options: biological, failure analysis, packaging, repair and maintenance, ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Emergency Medicine Poses Challenges to Infection Control
    Emergency Medicine Poses Challenges to Infection Control By Kelly M. Pyrek Emergency medicine is a study in contrasts and poses a significant challenge to infection control professionals caring for two distinct yet related populations of caregivers. Emergency department ...More
    September 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Education in Electrosurgery Technology is Key for PatientSafety
    Education in Electrosurgery Technology is Key for Patient Safety By Kelly M. Pyrek It is estimated that more than 3 million laparoscopic surgical procedures are performed annually in the United States, with approximately 85 percent of surgeons using electrosurgical ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Sharps Safety Device Program Meets with Success
    Sharps Safety Device Program Meets with Success By Virginia Slocum, RN, CIC From left: Karol Redline, Lab Manager, Barbara Bilconish, Professional Practice, Jeannie Brower, Professional Practice, Linda Bradley, Shore Works Employee Health, and Ginny Slocum, Manager of ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Monks, Nurses, Ex-Prostitutes Work To Combat AIDS in Thailand
    MAE CHAN, Thailand-From women in saunas, soaking in acrid herbal steam, to children watching a puppet show, a small farming district in Thailand is being slowly reformed by volunteers who are trying to stop the spread of AIDS. Monks, students, ex-prostitutes, nurses, ...More
    August 22, 2001 Posted in News
  • Elderly Do Not Recognize Symptoms of AIDS
    WESTPORT, CT-Those who are 50 years old or older are less likely to be diagnosed with AIDS before it is in its full blown stage, especially if the patient is not white. A new study from the UCLA Department of Medicine followed 2864 HIV-infected people who were receiving ...More
    July 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • : 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