The Preventionist

Infection Prevention for Long-term Care Nurses

The Preventionist in Long-term Care

An Infection Control professional, more recently referred to as an Infection Preventionist (ICP) is usually required to be a licensed Registered or Vocational Nurse, depending on state regulations. Some of the duties of the Infection Preventionist may include: Surveillance: In infection control, surveillance is the term used to describe the function of observing, gathering, investigating and […]

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Infection Prevention in Long-term Care

You are an Infection Preventionist: I am a what? Infection Prevention and Control is not a new specialty; Nurses are familiar with basic Infection Control principles whether they work in acute care settings, long-term care, home health, clinics or physician’s offices. The term Infection Control has recently been changed to Infection Prevention and Control with […]

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