Phenelle Segal to Present ASC Infection Prevention Update at GSASC/SCASCA Conference

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, founder of Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), will present at the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (GSASC)/South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (SCASCA) Joint Semi-Annual Conference and Trade Show, February 15–16 at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

Ms. Segal's session, titled "Infection Prevention Update," is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, February 15. It is part of a three-hour infection prevention and control training program.

Her session is described as follows: " This session will look into infection prevention practices and [provide] a lookback at citations and deficiencies in various centers during 2017."

To arrange an on-site meeting in Atlanta or schedule a phone consultation with Phenelle, contact ICCS.

January 2018 Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

The January 2018 issue of the ICCS Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter has published.

The issue identifies some of the most pertinent infection prevention and control news from January. Topics covered in this issue include the flu outbreak, new Joint Commission requirements, guidance on contract precautions and an E. coli outbreak.

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Phenelle Segal Discusses Ebola in ADVANCE for Nurses

Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) Founder and President Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is featured in a new article published in ADVANCE for Nurses.

The article is titled "What Did We Learn from the Ebola Scare?" The story evaluates how the Ebola scare, which occurred in the United States in late 2014, has affected infection control. Ms. Segal comments on the circumstances of the scare, reactions by healthcare organizations and how the significant focus on implementing Ebola prevention practices may have come at the "expense of continuing with our regular infection control practices."

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ADVANCE for Nurses is described as a "national print and online resource for nursing professionals offering the latest news, educational opportunities, multimedia, exclusive webinars and training."

Special Year-in-Review Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

ICCS has published a special edition of the ICCS Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter.

It looks back on 2017, identifying some of the significant infection prevention and control developments and announcements from last year. Issues garnering significant attention include CDC's update of its surgical site infection guideline, challenging infection control standards, antimicrobial stewardship, surface disinfections, reprocessing compliance and guidance from national organizations.

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December 2017 Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

The December 2017 issue of the ICCS Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter has published.

The issue identifies some of the most pertinent infection prevention and control news from December. Topics covered in this issue include infectious disease response, a surgical site infection toolkit, Medicare hospital penalties, nursing homes, influenza and tuberculosis.

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