How to become an infection control nurse
Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) is an important cause of mortality, morbidity and prolong hospital stay in a patient. Hospitals are more concerned with the prevention of the infection as the controlling and mitigation of infection is a time-consuming and costly matter. NABH also mandates hospitals of have an Infection Control Committee in place of which Infection Control Nurse is an important part.
Roles & Responsibilities of Infection Control Nurse
- Collecting and analyzing the infection data from various units of a hospital and presenting the type and trend of infection in the hospital
- Educating and training the staff on infection control
- Meeting the statutory compliance
- Reinforcement and assessment of updated standard guidelines of CDC
- Surveillance and Quality Improvement
- Communication and Effective Relationship Management
- Effective functioning in Infection Control Team
Eligibility for becoming Infection Control Nurse
The job of the ICN comes with monetary benefits and fixed duty hours.The nurses aspiring to work as an ICN need to be BSc / GNM with minimum 2 years of hospital experience and preferably a training in infection control.
There are multiple versions of infection control nurse training programs available, including both online and classroom-based models. To have a hands-on experience and better understanding of the guidelines and standards, classroom training is preferable. Because the job of ICN is not only about learning but also about implementation and control.
Berkeley HealthEDU offers comprehensive 10 Days INFECTION CONTROL NURSE PROGRAM spread over 2 months to prepare nurses to take up the challenging position in hospitals. The methodology of the program makes it unique as it involves –
- Scenario Simulation
- Demonstration Skills
- Group Activities
- Formative assessments (Pre & Post)
- Summative Assessment.
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