Infection Control Resources

I attended nursing school in Southern California, have worked my adult life as an RN in Southern California, became Certified in Infection Control and returned to school for my BSN in Southern California. For these reasons, the  resources I use for my position as an Infection Control Consultant and for my contributions to The Preventionist come mainly from the California Department of Public Health Infection Control Guidelines, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and of course the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC); our national, professional Infection Control Association.

Infection Control Nurses living in other states rely on their individual State and County Infection Control Guidelines to be compliant. Here are some Infection Control links you may find useful in California and nationally as well:    

APIC Guidelines and Standards 

California Department of Public Health Infection Control Guidelines 

California Department of Public Health Enhanced Standard Precautions  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

L.A. County Department of Public Health Guidelines for MDRO’s in LTC 

National Institutes of Health