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Updated September 14, 2006

SEPTEMBER MEETING:

Date: September 22, 2006

Location: Landry's Seafood Restaurant in Henderson.

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Program: Institute of Healthcare Improvement VAP and Central Line Bundles

Speaker: Belinda Kay Johnson, RN, BSN, Masters in Psychology, ICU director CHRISTUS/St. Patrick Hospital

 

New CDC Control of TB in Healthcare Facilities

2005 CDC quideline for Prevention of TB in Healthcare Facilities

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PANDEMIC FLU - visit the APIC National Website.

APIC  and  PandemicFlu.gov

Keep up with guidelines and information regarding pandemic flu and Avian Flu.

 

State Firemarshall issues final interpretation regarding the use of alcohol handhygiene products in hallways and patient rooms.Louisiana State Firemarshal's Final Interpretative Letter

MANDATORY REPORTING OF INFECTIONS

Four states now require mandatory reporting of health-care infections. Learn more about this issue.

APIC | Mandatory Reporting  Includes new CDC, HICPAC Mandatory Reporting Guidance Document.

TALKING POINTS

APIC GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR MEMBERS

OSHA issues comment on Mandatory N-95 Fit-testing Prohibition for 2005

OSHA memo on prohibition of enforcement of TB mask fitting

Below are:

1. The link to the OSHA General Respiratory Protections standard.

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=12716


LOUISIANA OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY SECTION  PUBLISHES 2003 revision of MRSA GUIDELINE

Louisiana OPH - Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program 

At this web page select MRSA Guideline 2003.

INFORMATION ABOUT APIC RIVER REGION CHAPTER  on the members page

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