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Save the date for the next annual meeting... April 15, 2016. ICNC Annual Spring Seminar - at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut. See you there!
LTCF Phase III Coming to Your Facility, Soon
Phase I: Acute Care Hospitals– Addresses most common infections found in the ACH inpatient setting. Policy options for linking payment incentives or disincentives to quality of care and enhancing regulatory oversight of hospitals. This HAI Action Plan includes five-year goals for eight specific measures of improvement in HAI prevention.
Phase II: Ambulatory Surgical Centers, End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities, and Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Health Care Personnel. Extending its scope to the outpatient environment and addressing the health and safety of health care workers, as well as the risks of transmission of influenza from health care personnel to patients.
West Nile virus (WNV) was first identified in Connecticut in 1999. The Department of Public Health (DPH) in collaboration with other state agencies and local governments implemented surveillance systems in 2000. These surveillance systems included tracking WNV infections in humans, horses, wild birds, and mosquitoes. It was determined that mosquito surveillance was the best sustainable indicator of potential human infections. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station maintains 91 mosquito trap sites in 73 towns statewide. The trapping sites were selected based on habitat, proximity to residential areas, and historical findings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),West Nile virus (WNV) infection can cause serious disease; considered a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The newly elected officers and board are ready to take on the responsibilities ahead. With your support "We Can Do It!" - now.
To review their credentials and why they are up for the job go to: ICNC Officers web page. You think... congratulations are in order? You bet ya!
You comments are invited... Complete ICNC Contact Form.
After being introduced by Mistress of Ceremony, Carol Kellog, Fairfield Chapter President, Denise DuBrino welcomed the attendees and likened the ICNC 2014 Annual Spring Seminar as the infection control version of the “Hunger Games.” This was it; the day had come when the Fairfield Chapter saw all their planning and hard work come to fruition. The seminar, held at the beautiful Aqua Turf Club hosted 120 attendees and 28 vendors.