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Unformatted text preview: Client age group: All ages Drawbacks: Multitude of federal/organizational mandates and guidelines; can be difficult to keep knowledge current Desirable skills: Knowledge and expertise in microbiology, epidemiology, statistics, sterilization and disinfection, infectious diseases, antibiotic usage, and clinical practice; consultative and teaching skills Education: RN Employers: Hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care, and ambulatory care agencies Certification: Certification Board of Infection Control 1275 K Street, NW, #1000 Washington, DC 20005-4006 202-454-2550 Associations: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 1275 K St., NW, #1000 Washington, DC 20005-4006 202-789-1890 Publications: American Journal of Infection Control (journal) APIC (newsletter) Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities Newsletter 202-296-2742...
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- Spring '11
- Infectious Disease, infection control nurse, American Journal of Infection Control