Infections are a primary source of mortality and morbidity for nursing home residents, accounting nearly 50% of all nursing home transfers to hospitals. In fact, when a nursing home patient is admitted to a hospital with an admitting diagnosis of infection, the mortality rate can reach up to 40%. Respiratory, skin and soft tissue, and urinary tract infections are among the most common hospital-acquired infections.
Management of an infectious outbreak can be time-consuming and hefty. As such, it is important every medical or healthcare facility implement effective infection prevention and control programs to help reduce adverse consequences and contain costs. To fulfill such need and address the issue, a facility will need the unique knowledge and skills of an Infection Control Nurse, also known as Nurse [...]