August 2017 Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

The August 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 August. Topics covered in this issue include antimicrobial scrubs, dirty scopes, antibiotic stewardship, mother's milk, climate change, Ebola, Zika, and air travel.

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July 2017 Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

The July 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 July. Topics covered in this issue include hand hygiene, stethoscope hygiene, antibiotic stewardship, catheter use during hemodialysis, surge in multiple recurring C. diff and a new sepsis test.

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Special Edition of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published: 2017 Mid-Year Review

 
 

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

The issue shares some of the biggest infection prevention and control news items through the first half of 2017. Highlights include updated CDC recommendations for preventing surgical site infections, challenges for long-term care, new requirements to prevent legionella infections, benefits of antibiotic stewardship programs and ongoing issues with duodenoscopes.

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June 2017 Issue of Infection Prevention & Control Newsletter Published

The June 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 June. Highlights of this issue include surgical site infections, HAIs in long-term care facilities, rules concerning legionella, sterilization and cleaning challenges, advice on antibiotics and Zika.

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Surgery Center Infection Control Consultant Phenelle Segal to Present at Florida Society of ASCs Annual Meeting

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, founder of Florida-based Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), will present at the 2017 Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (FSASC) Annual Conference & Trade Show.

The FSASC conference takes places July 12-14 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando.

Phenelle, an FSASC member, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, July 12, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Her topic is "CMS Requirements and Infection Prevention." The description of her session is as follows:

"Infection prevention in the ASC setting continues to be a large area of focus for CMS and this session will discuss the changes made to the surveyor's worksheet in 2015. Each item listed on the worksheet will be addressed in detail and will include ongoing deficiencies noted during onsite visits."

The annual FSASC meeting brings together ASC professionals with industry experts and vendors. The mission of FSASC is to "...advance the ASC industry through community awareness and government advocacy and to promote the professionalism of its members through education, networking and the exchange of information."

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

About Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS)

ICCS is a provider of infection control and infection prevention services headquartered in Florida. Serving ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, outpatient care facilities, dentists and all other healthcare organizations in Florida and throughout the country, ICCS services include assistance with accreditation survey preparation and regulatory requirements, on-site facility visits, preparation of and assistance with corrective plans of action related to survey deficiencies, and infection preventionist mentoring and onboarding.