CACC to Sponsor Infection Control Program

ONTARIO, Calif. -- The "Foundations of Infection Control" program, sponsored by the California APIC Coordinating Council, will be held Sept. 19-23, 2004 at the Ontario Airport Marriott.

This three-part program is for new or intermediate infection control practitioners and/or public health professionals in acute, long-term care, correctional facilities, home health, psychiatric settings, ambulatory care or public health facilities/clinics seeking an introductory course to help them understand the components of an infection control program. Each part of the program may be taken alone or in combination. The full week is recommended for beginners.

The three-and-a-half day program focuses on the patient, the environment and administrative/educational issues. This will help define the components required in a comprehensive infection control program. In addition, there will be a vendor fair and reception.

"Surviving the Survey Process in the Infection Control Arena" is a half-day program on Wednesday addressing regulatory and Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) guidelines. "Statistics, Use of Data, PI & Project Management" will be held on Thursday.

All sessions include hands-on exercises, small group sessions and an opportunity for informal interaction with group leaders and topic experts.

Nursing and clinical laboratory CE units will be available. Visit www.cacc.net for costs, hotel availability and registration information.

To receive a brochure, receive vendor display information or inquire about program details, send an email to Harriett Pitt at Hpitt@memorialcare.org or call (526) 933-0389. An alternate contact is Mary Mendelsohn at mary.mendelsohn@huntingtonhospital.com or call (626) 397-5138

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