MARY JEAN RICCI, MSN, RNBC, is the director of clinical education and an assistant clinical professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Diversity Can Be Best Ally for Infection Preventionists
Perspectives from a diversity of health care workers improve the care and outcomes of patients.
Good Adherence Involves More Than Just a Checklist
Infection preventionists have been measuring hand hygiene with very little change in practice or retention of proper practice. Now is the time to think of new ways to improve hand hygiene and patient outcomes.
Ethical and Practical Considerations Surrounding Mandatory Vaccination
Infection preventionists and the hospital leadership teams need to communicate with all stakeholders to balance the health of the community and protect the current and future workforce.
Onboarding Infection Preventionists? Some Questions to Ask
Successful onboarding of candidates requires an orientation that includes all aspects of the position. What are the responsibilities of an IP? Their main function is to identify and mitigate infection risks.
Handwashing: Is a New Normal Possible?
Professional development educators and infection control specialists need to design educational programs that create a lasting behavior change when it comes to hand hygiene.
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