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Nursing2015

March 2004, Volume 34 Number 3 , p 17 - 17

Author

  • PATTI S. GRANT RN, CIC, BSN, MS

Abstract

Outline

  • Wide-ranging responsibilities

  • Combating infection together

  • SELECTED REFERENCES

    WHEN I WORKED at the bedside, I didn't give much thought to my facility's infection control professional (ICP). I was glad she was there when I needed to know exposure protocols for a patient with meningococcal meningitis, but otherwise I had no idea what she was doing.

    Having become an ICP myself, I now know what she was doing—and wish I'd known back then too.

    Even though she doesn't work at the bedside, your facility's ICP is a key player in the fight against noso-comial infections that threaten all your patients. In this article, I'll explain her role and responsibilities so you can draw on her expertise to protect patients from preventable infections.

    Wide-ranging responsibilities

    Your ICP is responsible for designing and implementing your facility's infection control ...

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