Infection control standards and credentialing

Mitchell, Brett G., Hall, Lisa, Halton, Kate, MacBeth, Deborough, & Gardner, Anne (2015) Infection control standards and credentialing. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(12), pp. 1380-1381.

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Abstract

Infection control professionals (ICPs) play an integral part of developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs. In Australia, there is no minimum or standardized education to practice as an ICP. The Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control, the professional body for ICPs in Australasia, sought to address the issue by developing a credentialing process.1, 2 and 3 This decision was made in recognition that self-regulation is one of the hallmarks of professionalism.4 The process of becoming credentialed as an ICP in Australia involves the submission of evidence against a range of criteria with a subsequent peer-review process...

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ID Code: 91123
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Infection control, nursing workforce, credentialing
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.034
ISSN: 0196-6553
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Infectious Diseases (110309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 02:08
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 21:24

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