Module 7_Infection Control Nurse Description

Module 7_Infection Control Nurse Description - Client age...

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Infection Control Nurse Description: Specializes in identifying, controlling, and preventing outbreaks of infection in healthcare settings and the community. Activities include the collection and analysis of infection-control data; the planning, implementation, and evaluation of infection prevention and control measures; the education of individuals about infection risk, prevention, and control; the development and revision of infection control policies and procedures; the investigation of suspected outbreaks of infection; and the provision of consultation on infection risk assessment, prevention, and control strategies Diagnoses: HIV/AIDS, TB, scabies, nosocomial infections; also prevention Practice roles: Infection control nurse, nurse manager, supervisor, coordinator, director, educator, researcher Characteristics: Collaborative relationships, high-profile position, patient contact, teaching and consulting opportunities
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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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