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Infection prevention and control core practices

A roadmap for nursing practice

Carrico, Ruth M., PhD, DNP, FSHEA, CIC; Garrett, Hudson, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC; Balcom, Dawn, DNP, APRN; Glowicz, Janet Burton, PhD, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000553403.73600.20
Feature: INFECTION CONTROL
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Abstract: The CDC continues to stress the urgent issue of increasing microbial resistance. The organization recently joined forces with the American Nurses Association to bring awareness to this issue through an approach that prevents inappropriate antibiotic use and stresses infection prevention.

The CDC continues to stress the urgent issue of increasing microbial resistance. The organization recently joined forces with the American Nurses Association to bring awareness to this issue through an approach that prevents inappropriate antibiotic use and stresses infection prevention.

Ruth M. Carrico is an associate professor and family NP at the University of Louisville Global Health Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.

Hudson Garrett is a family NP and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Louisville Global Health Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.

Dawn Balcom is a family NP and clinical lead in the Global Health Program at the University of Louisville Global Health Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.

Janet Burton Glowicz is a health research analyst at the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch, and a contractor at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Atlanta, Ga.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

This article is reprinted with permission from Carrico RM, Harrett H, Balcom D, Burton Glowicz J. Infection prevention and control core practices: A roadmap for nursing practice. Nursing2018. 2018;48(8):22-28.

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