Hospital Infection Control & Prevention: Online
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention is the most respected, award-winning source of news and commentary on preventing healthcare-associated infections. In 2020, Hospital Infection Control & Prevention earned a first place award from the Specialized Information Publishing Association (SIPA) for the Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily): Health Care/Regulatory/Education. In addition, the HICprevent blog was the 2016 first place winner of the SIPA Best Blog or Commentary.
From A to Z – the first cases of AIDS in the early 1980s to the latest Zoonotic infections such as COVID-19, Zika, SARS, MERS and Ebola – Hospital Infection Control & Prevention has provided key insights and take-home tips from both leading authorities and grassroots practitioners. We alert and inform infection preventionists with peer-reviewed breaking news, in-depth analysis, and precise compliance information on the latest guidelines, accreditation standards, and state and federal regulations. Infection prevention programs are in the national spotlight as never before, as patient advocacy groups and federal agencies turn up the pressure to prevent healthcare associated infections.
Hospital Infection Control & Prevention Covers:
- Regulations on antibiotic stewardship
- Emerging antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria like CREs.
- OSHA’s proposed infectious disease rule to protect healthcare workers
- What Joint Commission surveyors are looking for in accreditation surveys
- Compliance improvement strategies for the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations, CMS regulations and OSHA requirements
- And much more...
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Benefits of Subscribing to Hospital Infection Control & Prevention Include:
12 issues per year.
- Earn up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 18 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points, and 18 nursing contact hours annually with your subscription.
- Periodic special sections on Joint Commission infection control issues and the IP’s role in antibiotic stewardship.
- For breaking news and thought-provoking posts check out the HICprevent blog
- First place, Best Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily): Health Care/Regulatory/Education, SIPA, 2020
- Honorable Mention for Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry, SIPA, 2018
- Third place, Best Blog or Commentary, SIPA, 2017
- First place, Best Blog or Commentary, SIPA, 2016
- First place, Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Newsletter or eZine (Non-Daily), 2016, SIPA
- First place, Best Analytical Reporting, SIPA, 2015
- Second place, Best Education Newsletter, SIPA, 2015
- First place, Best Healthcare/Medical/Fitness Newsletter or Ezine, SIPA, 2014
- First place, Newsletter Journalism, National Press Club, 2012
- Second place, Best Interpretive or Analytical Reporting, SIPA, 2011
- Honorable mention, Best Interpretive/Analytical Reporting, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, 2001
- Third place, Best Interpretive or Analytical Reporting, Newsletter Publishers Foundation, 1997
- First place, Best Investigative Reporting, Newsletter Association, 1987
Patrick Joseph, MD
Chief of Epidemiology
San Ramon (CA) Regional Medical Center
President, California Infection Control Consultants.
Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
Director, Infection Prevention/Quality
Methodist Hospital for Surgery
Editorial Advisory Board:
Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Allison McGeer, MD
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Director, Infection Control
Mount Sinai Hospital
William Schaffner, MD
Department of Preventive Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC
Greenville Health System
Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC
Infection Control Consultant
Infection Control/Emerging Concepts
- Identify the clinical, legal, or educational issues encountered by infection preventionists and epidemiologists.
- Describe the effect of infection control and prevention issues on nurses, hospitals, or the healthcare industry in general.
- Cite solutions to the problems encountered by infection preventionists based on guidelines from the relevant regulatory authorities, and/or independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions.
This activity is intended for infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, and infectious disease physicians.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Relias LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (18 per year). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
1.5 ANCC contact hours will be awarded to participants who meet the criteria for successful completion (18 per year).
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP#13791.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
This activity is in effect for 36 months from the date of the publication.
Instructions for Participation:
Physicians and nurses participate in this CE activity by reading the issues, using the provided references for further research and studying the questions at the end of each issue. Participants will then be directed to a website, where they will complete an online assessment to show what they've learned. They must score 100 on the assessment in order to complete the activity, but they are allowed to answer the questions multiple times if needed. After they have successfully completed the assessment and an evaluation, they will receive their credit letter.