Poll: What Minimum Educational Requirement Should Infection Preventionists Have?

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Many infection preventionists (IPs) disagree on the minimum requirement to have the IP position. Let Infection Control Today know your opinion. Answer this poll, and send your thoughts to Senior Editor Tori Whitacre Martonicz at tmartonicz@mjhlifesciences.com.

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With no consensus among infection preventionists (IPs) about the minimum qualifications required for the IP position, Infection Control Today (ICT) would like to hear from you. Share your opinion with ICT by participating in this poll and emailing Senior Editor Tori Whitacre Martonicz at tmartonicz@mjhlifesciences.com with your thoughts

What Should Be the Minimum Educational Requirement for Infection Preventionists?

RN or BSN
Bachelor or Master of Public Health
Must have a CIC from CBIC
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Laboratory Science
Other
Any of the Above

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