Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, CIC, FAAN, FAPIC, received the highly acclaimed designation of Living Legend from the American Academy of Nursing. One of five individuals deemed exceptionally accomplished in nursing and healthcare over the course of their careers, Dr. Larson will officially receive the Academy's highest honor at a special ceremony during its policy conference in Washington, D.C. in October.
In May 2017, the CDC released its “Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection” to provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI. Read “What the infection preventionist needs to know,” by Michael Anne Preas, Lyndsay O’Hara, and Kerri Thom, for a succinct and timely overview of what’s new in the guideline and what you need to know.
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Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that patients should be reminding providers, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
You can lead a doctor to disinfection, but how do you get them to clean…or wipe ….or swab a stethoscope? That’s the question raised by a new quality improvement project published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).