The annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is currenlty underway with a week of educational sessions, poster presentations, and inspiring speakers. One of the important parts of each years' conference is the presentation of APIC's most prestigious award, the Carole DeMille Achievement Award. Today's post will celebrate the infection preventionist in whose honor the award is given, a story that reveals much about the behind-the-scenes progress in the field.
If you spend any time at all in the world of infection control and prevention, you've run across the NHSN, or National Healthcare Safety Network. Those of us who are not directly involved with infection control, however, may lack a full understanding of what the NHSN truly is. Today's post is for those of us who work on the periphery of infection control efforts: An introduction to the NHSN.
Elderly patients needing support for daily activities present unique challenges to the long-term care facilities who care for them. Today's post will conclude our series on nursing home facilities by focusing on the most common infections faced by their residents.