Top Infection Control Nurse Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Infection Control Nurse. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Infection Control Nurse resumes they appeared on. For example, 32.3% of Infection Control Nurse resumes contained Infection Control as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Infection Control Nurse actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Infection Control Nurse resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Performed facility audits of environmental sanitation, safety and adherence to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assist Clinical Manager in coordinating Infection Control Program quarterly reviews and monitoring activities on periodic basis.
  • Review literature and utilizes practice guidelines to provide preventive, corrective recommendations related to infection control.
  • Managed tracking of facility infection statistics reporting to corporate agents and overseeing facility infection control program.
  • Keep physicians, nurses, and management staff well-informed of significant updates/developments in Infection Control.
  • Directed and conducted surveillance activities related to infection control throughout all Massachusetts state correctional facilities.
  • Provided monthly infection control report and recommendations, corrective actions, and applicable staff education.
  • Maintained Infection Control Surveillance and trained staff on effective and regulatory infection control practices.
  • Evaluate and monitor Infection Control Program for effectiveness, efficiency, efficacy and appropriateness.
  • Updated Infection control policies based on regulatory guidelines and assured policies were enforced.
  • Participated in Joint Commission Accreditation Surveys as the facilities' infection control representative.
  • Participated in Infection Control Department float pool and assisted in physician-led medical rounds.
  • Implemented and evaluated the infection control program, objectives and effectiveness annually.
  • Conducted infection control post-operative surveillance, data collection, assessment and measurement.
  • Quarantined units when necessary and provided necessary infection control teaching for employees.
  • Developed and implemented the infection control program currently used at this facility.
  • Manage Infection Control department and ensure policies and procedures reflect evidence-based practice.
  • Developed and coordinated infection control program for entire hospital; infection surveillance.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding insurance requirements and infection control practices.
  • Provided educational presentations on infection control for new and current employees.

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2. Bed Facility

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Here's how Bed Facility is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Track tends of infection among residents in a 108 bed facility.
  • Supervised and coordinated the operational and personnel activities for a 210-bed facility.
  • Manage all nursing staff in 180 bed facility under the direction of the Director of Nursing and Administrator.
  • Provided orientation and education programs for a 210 bed facility.
  • Staff Development Coordinator for 120 bed facility.
  • Managed bed control for 150-bed facility for all shifts including weekends, determining and verifying assignments.

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3. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Coordinate regularly with an interdisciplinary team to ensure optimal levels of patient care and safety.
  • Provide consultation to staff and patients based on interdisciplinary established goals for patient care.
  • Improved patient care by following facility changes to complete home-like environment for patients in skilled nursing and personal care facility.
  • Communicated and recommended course of treatment, worked with treatment team to develop plan of action for direct patient care.
  • Educated staff as well as patient on any infectious findings and consulted with physicians on any findings for patient care.
  • Case management, education, staff supervision, infection control tracking, group leader, direct patient care.
  • Exercise proper teamwork by working with other treatment team members for the purpose of maintaining proper patient care.
  • Coordinated and carried out surveillance of infections throughout the hospital in both patient care and non-patient care.
  • Provide a wide range of clinical services ranging from patient care and case management and discharge planning.
  • Reviewed patient care to determine length of stay for various conditions based on National averages.
  • Started as a Floor Nurse (1985-1987); responsible for primary patient care.
  • Evaluate quality of patient care and patient outcomes as they relate to infections.
  • Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated all phases of patient care provided.
  • Supported ancillary staff as needed to keep patient care the number one priority.
  • Communicated with ward staff involved in patient care, including outpatient staff.
  • Fostered working relationships with residents and families to ensure excellent patient care.
  • Assisted with direct patient care in the outpatient clinic as needed.
  • Performed Environmental Care Rounds to different buildings that performed patient care.
  • Advised on product selection and patient care practices.
  • Lead and organized programs to enhance patient care.

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4. Infection Surveillance

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Here's how Infection Surveillance is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Provided continuous infection surveillance, intelligence alerts, and timely analysis on the infections that threaten patients.
  • Discharge planning, infection surveillance and new hire and employee health coordinating
  • Performed infection surveillance, wound management and tracking.
  • Performed nosocomial infection surveillance, implemented policies and procedures
  • Evaluated Theradoc Infection Surveillance program before go live and served as Superuser for 6 hospital region.

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5. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Oversee safe environment for employees and patients.

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6. Infectious Disease

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Here's how Infectious Disease is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Monitor and investigate infectious diseases and conducts out break investigations.
  • Investigate and monitor infectious diseases in hospital setting.
  • Monitored and tracked infectious diseases.
  • Provide consultation on infectious diseases, i.e., chicken pox, influenza, meningitis, anthrax, etc.
  • Field surveillance nurse for infectious diseases including Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Monkey Pox.
  • Provide education on infectious disease and disease reduction for correctional staff, medical staff and inmates.
  • Assessed and followed up on all infectious diseases and potential infections in the facility.
  • Provide treatment and tracking of all infectious disease in the correctional facility.
  • Worked directly with two infection control nurses and two infectious disease physicians.
  • Educated staff and patients regarding wellness and infectious disease.
  • Monitor reporting of infectious diseases to Departments of Health.
  • Track and follow any infectious diseases.

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7. TB

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Here's how TB is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Participate in Communicable Disease outbreaks as necessary to assist with source investigation and contact treatment.
  • Monitored and notified state of any outbreaks in facility
  • Conduct outbreak investigation and initiate control measures.
  • Initiated and maintained TB Registry for all active/suspect cases, facility compliance review with isolation protocols per DOCS and DOH guidelines.
  • Analyzed trends, monitored, tracked, and collected data to prevent the spread of infection, and outbreak control strategies.
  • Collected information, completed the proper documentation, and notified the CDC and /or all appropriate authorities regarding an outbreak.
  • Maintained accurate records of TB injections of Residents and Staff, trending source of infections to prevent spread.
  • Educate staff and family in order to reduce the spread of infection and devise strategies to prevent outbreaks.
  • Investigated and contained outbreaks when they occurred to ensure the safety of all of patients and staff.
  • Arranged TB skin testing, drug screenings, and immunizations for staff and patients of the facility.
  • Participate in Outbreak tracking, development of plan and Root Cause Analysis following the Outbreak.
  • Conducted annual update on employee health status which included Hepatitis B immunizations and TB screening.
  • Collaborated and reported all potential outbreaks to the local state and health officials as indicated.
  • Complete and submit TB-9 Reports monthly to DHH on residents on the TB Unit.
  • Assisted local facilities with TJC surveys, outbreak investigations, and everyday issues.
  • Supervised staff and inmate care related to infection control protocols during outbreak events.
  • Screen all new hire employees for immunization, TB, Hep B status.
  • Coordinate and maintain annual TB and Health Screening for staff and residents.
  • Updated and maintained TB and vaccination records for all employees and residents.
  • Perform annual TB skin test for employees and MDOC inmates in prison.

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8. New Policies

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Here's how New Policies is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Developed and implemented new Policies and Procedures in the home and office setting of the hospice.
  • Completed nursing audits, reported and implemented change or new policies and procedures based on audits.
  • Assisted in writing up the new policies regarding both of these positions.
  • Review, revise and write new policies and procedures.
  • Update and wrote new policies and procedures.
  • Educated and implemented new policies/procedures to certified assistants, managed competency of nursing assistants, as well as restorative assistants.

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9. HEP

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Here's how HEP is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Administer vaccines to staff, including Hepatitis B and Influenza.
  • Assisted in the development of the Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Administer immunizations per hospital requirements (Hep.
  • Provided Hepatitis B vaccines to new hires, and drew titers to check for immunity.
  • Administered TSTs on hire date and annually, also offered Hep.
  • Conduct the hepatitis vaccination to all hospital employees.

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10. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Developed and Implemented education programs and Enforced OSHA guidelines
  • Orient staff to infection control policies and procedures related to OSHA standards.
  • Maintained employee health /records in accordance with CDC guidelines and OSHA standards.
  • Provide assistance to other facilities regarding current OSHA standard.
  • Maintained and annually posted OSHA injury log.
  • Maintain employee records following OSHA guidelines.
  • Developed respiratory protection program for OSHA compliance Other positions:
  • Educated and tested staff accordingly.Held classes to maintain OSHA compliance.
  • Conduct inservices for employees following OSHA guidelines.

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11. Staff Education

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Here's how Staff Education is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Provided patient and staff education, Participated in care plan meetings and helped with bedside care and staff nurse as needed.
  • Manage all licensed staff education and competencies, Managing and arranging all orientations of new hires in the building.
  • Identify areas of need for nursing education and provide staff education for profession growth.
  • Developed Infection Control Policies and Procedures, provided staff education, compliance rounds.
  • Maintained employee health files, keeping track of immunization and staff education.
  • Provided multiple in-services, remediation and one on one staff education etc.
  • Conducted staff education on the Core Measure indicators and survey results.
  • Staff education on infection control surveillance in the PACU/OR.
  • Staff education of infection control policies and procedures.
  • Staff Education related to Infection Control and Prevention.
  • Implement and coordinate ongoing staff education programs.
  • Staff education for all employees.
  • Staff Development Coordinator responsible for staff education/in-service, and new employee orientation.
  • Maintained tuberculosis and hepatitis standards * Implemented and coordinated ongoing staff education program
  • Staff education Attended 2 CASA conferences Charge Nurse for Pre-op & PACU Monthly rotation of Charge position.
  • staff, oversee wound program, manage staff education, manage bowel and bladder program, administer competencies
  • included:Infection rates, prevention, and staff education

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12. In-Service

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Here's how In-Service is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Implemented policies and procedures that reflected facility mission and philosophy and conducted in-service education to staff.
  • Developed and conducts orientation and mandatory in-service education programs for infection control.
  • Planned, implemented, and evaluated in-service and continuing education programs.
  • Evaluated training needs and developed and maintained in-service training programs.
  • In-serviced staff on all mandatory facility wide in-services.
  • Monitor the infection that are prevalent in the facility, and have developed an in-service if something is recurrent.
  • Conducted groups to update clients and staff of medical issues, conducted monthly in-service on infection control.
  • Conducted monthly patient case conferences, in-services and staff meetings to educate staff and facilitate good communication.
  • Provided annual Mandatory in-service education programs for 110 employees to assure compliance with OSHA and PHC regulations.
  • Provide new hire orientation and assess, select and schedule in-services for continuing education to staff.
  • Developed and presented mandatory in-service training programs in perineum, wound, and catheter care.
  • Provide cleaning product training and in-services for environmental services, nursing and therapy departments.
  • Provided Performed in-services for new employees and some budgeting for Infection Control resources.
  • Staff development including orientation programs, in-services, and nurse aide training classes.
  • Developed and provided in-service to staff on Mock Code plan of correction.
  • Conducted in-service on the proper way to complete Oasis and nurses notes.
  • Provided and coordinated education, orientation and in-services for the program staff.
  • Provide in-service to staff constantly as needed to improve quality of care.
  • Provide in-service training to patients and staff for infection control policies.
  • Set up and catered lunch for employees during mandatory in-service.

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13. CNA

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Here's how CNA is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Initiated and implemented a program to teach a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course every quarter.
  • Recruited and interviewed potential candidates for nursing and certified nursing assistant (CNA) positions.
  • Work with Staff development nurse in hiring of new CNA's and Nursing personnel.
  • Assisted in management of nursing department; supervising CNA's on each shift.
  • Trained CNA on correct usage of medical equipment needed for patient care.
  • Interview, orient, oversees the training and development of CNA.
  • Direct supervisor to clinical and CNA staff.
  • Interview, hire, orient Nursing and CNA staff.
  • Oversee CNA's and their assignments, maintain I.V.
  • Developed training program for CNAs to be proficient in their yearly competencies as well as nursing staff.
  • Manage and supervise Licensed Nurses and CNAs daily, including weekend supervision rotation.
  • Helped supervise nursing staff of 200 employees, nurses and Cna's.
  • Conducted CNA NYS licensure mandated training.
  • Instructed CNAs on proper positioning.

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14. Disease Prevention

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Here's how Disease Prevention is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Performed assessments of facility for safety and adherence to infection and disease prevention.
  • Advised patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provided case management.

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15. Charge Nurse

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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Charge Nurse of our Terrace Rehab Unit with the responsibility of 24 patients and 3 geriatric nursing assistants.
  • Fulfilled the role of charge nurse, with responsibility to supervise fellow nurses and assistants
  • Worked as the charge nurse when applicable during times if short staff.
  • Functioned as a Charge Nurse and as a Nursing Preceptor.
  • Charge nurse to long term care unit and sub-acute unit.
  • Monitor patient throughout procedure, give report to discharge nurse.
  • Collaborated with all charge nurses daily.
  • Labor / Delivery Nurse Coordinator / Discharge Nurse Provided high quality to care to patients with various medical conditions.
  • Supervised one Lab Assistant Worked in Admissions as the LPN Charge Nurse.
  • Charge nurse of lockdown unit and sub-acute unit.

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16. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Staff Development instructor in a community hospital, was responsible for Maternal/Child department which included a neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Organized and managed regular clinics involving external physicians, including ophthalmology, primary care, and podiatry professionals.
  • Reviewed all department quality assurance concerns and assisted in tracking and analyzing monthly data from each department.
  • Designed and implemented educational programming to address identified learning needs to include revision to Orientation process.
  • Facilitated and maintained medical and exposure records for blood borne pathogen incidents.
  • Completed internal control risk assessment for this facility using Sarbanes-Oxley standards.
  • Collaborate with the hospital attorney regarding potential and actual liability cases.
  • Investigate any compliance and safety concerns within the organization.
  • Coordinated and maintained strict adherence to government regulations.
  • Conduct internal audits and maintain infection control procedures.
  • Educated patients concerning disease management.
  • Educate employees concerning preventative actions.
  • Supervised facility on alternating weekends.
  • Perform PowerPoint presentations for the community, as well as government officials for the purpose of Disease Control and Emergency Preparedness.
  • File Worker's Compensation claims and work closely with Insurance claims adjusters, clinical case managers and attorneys to prepare cases.
  • Act as a resource person to staff around specific infection control issues concerning specific patients or groups of patients.
  • Shared in responsibility of backing up RN staff on a 24-hour per day, 7 day per week basis.
  • Monitor client's basis upon return from an inpatient stay until infection medically cleared or until treatment is complete.
  • Key to this role is identification of staff learning needs followed by implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by the Centers for Disease Control and internal policy and procedure.

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17. CDC

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Here's how CDC is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Verified CDC standards where being upheld.
  • Report all the reportable infections to NHSN using the CDC website.
  • Developed IC plans, ICRA, performing CDC NHSN surveillance.
  • Gather infection data and report to the CDC as needed.
  • Interact with CDC, DOH across Maryland as needed.

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18. Health Department

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Here's how Health Department is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Reported required infections to Health Department.
  • Compiled mandatory Health Department reports.
  • Monitored for infectious disease outbreaks in all facilities and served as the liaison between DOC and the Colorado State Health Department.
  • Investigate and report county wide STD's to state health department and collaborate with regional offices as necessary for HIV/Syphilis follow-up.
  • Maintain records of all infectious and communicable diseases of inmates and employees with referral to health department as required.
  • Collaborated with local and state health departments in the prevention, control, and appropriate reporting of communicable diseases.
  • Reported all communicable diseases to the State Health Department, and all AIDS cases to the CDC.
  • Report all in-house patients with communicable disease to the county and or state health department.
  • Participate in investigations of unusual outbreaks utilizing lab, CDC, and health department.
  • Hired, managed & directed RN/LPN staff used in Employee Health Department.
  • Ensured reporting of all infectious diseases to local and state Health Departments.
  • Ensured compliance with required reporting of infections to the Health Department.
  • Reported all communicable diseases to the Health Department as required.
  • Collaborate with Local and State Health Departments.
  • Send documentation to Health Department as appropriate.
  • Maintained Health Department Reports and Records.
  • Worked closely with local health departments with bioterrorism or epidemics.
  • Work closely with the health department to ensure people receive proper treatment for tb and any sexually transmitted infections.
  • Report infections to the local health departments in a timely fashion.
  • Collaborate with Employee Health and the local Health Department.

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19. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Analyze statistical data and present data to leadership team, unit staff members, as well as the Infection Control Committee.
  • Provide nursing education to staff members to include (CNA's, LPN's) on a variety of medical diagnosis.
  • Managed and developed thirteen staff members in Finance, Info Tech and Purchasing Departments.
  • Provided ongoing education to staff members through training, in-services, and meetings.
  • Provided education regarding facility policies for 130 plus staff members.
  • Provided hospital orientation to new staff members.
  • Provided in-service to staff members.
  • Educated 600+ staff members about Infection Control, Bloodborne Pathogens, and various health conditions.

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20. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Collaborated effectively with the interdisciplinary team
  • Participate in education of staff, orientation and ongoing education through lectures type presentation, written materials and interactive programs.
  • Participate in quality/performance improvement activities by assessing, monitoring and measuring infections and evaluation outcomes on a continuous basis.
  • Revised isolation process to reduce inappropriate use of personal protective attire and inappropriate isolation of patients.
  • Instituted evening supervisor program and HIPAA training for this 120-bed nursing and rehabilitative care facility.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to provide patients with individualized and appropriate plan of care.
  • Reviewed cultures/sensitivities, reported notifiable conditions to DSHS and monitored patients for isolation precautions.
  • Engage with individual patients to provide educational and informational assistance regarding wound related issues.
  • Conduct unit meetings, in-service education programs, and quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Developed and utilized assessment form to determine appropriateness of patients and restorative programs.
  • Lead information security awareness and training initiatives to educate workforce about information risks.
  • Participate in establishing quality PI criteria to evaluate effectiveness of IC activities.
  • Serve as a primary Infection Control resource for the Divisional Rehabilitation Hospitals.
  • Collaborated with physicians to determine antibiotic effectiveness and identified new therapy needs.
  • Collaborated with other departments and medical director to effectively reduce causative problems.
  • Review clinical issues and monitor/observe to identify care delivery/clinical skills educational needs.
  • Initiated client immunization data record for accurate and timely delivery of immunizations.
  • Participate in quality performance improvement to evaluate effectiveness of IC activities.
  • Performed ongoing assessments of residents' status and effectiveness of intervention.
  • Develop programs for preventive measures and implement related to identified problems.

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21. Jcaho

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Here's how Jcaho is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Developed and implemented hospital Quality Improvement program for JCAHO.
  • Put procedures in place to meet OSHA/TOSHA requirements as well as JCAHO Skills Used Clinical skills as well as education and organization
  • House supervisor: staffing, emergencies, and admissions; assisted with JCAHO, Medicare, and local regulatory surveys.
  • Prepared for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews, ensuring required brochures and pamphlets were available to patients in the facility.
  • Assisted with hand washing in-service Bi-weekly rounds to nursing units educating employees on infections and JCAHO requirements.
  • Oversee and coordinate compliance with OSHA, ADH, CDC, HIPAA, JCAHO and other recommendations/regulations.
  • Generated reports in compliance with OSHA, CDC, JCAHO and Health department
  • Assisted OR manager, charge nurse preceptor, JCAHO preparation team.
  • Assisted in preparations for successful initial CMS and JCAHO accreditation.
  • Helped prepare for JCAHO survey.
  • Experience in JCAHO accreditation inspection.
  • Assisted in preparation for regulatory agency surveys (Medicare, Licensure, JCAHO).

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22. Nosocomial Infections

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Here's how Nosocomial Infections is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Provided infection control education on the prevention of spreading nosocomial infections and monitored monthly records to identify trends.
  • Produced monthly reports for tracking, education and prevention of nosocomial infections.
  • Covenant Health, Monitored and recorded episodes of nosocomial infections.
  • Developed definitions of nosocomial infections that are rehab-setting specific.
  • Assisted in surveillance and investigation of nosocomial infections.
  • Serve as an advocate for the patients and an educator for the staff to prevent nosocomial infections, etc.
  • Collect and report data on a monthly basis on both community acquired and nosocomial infections.

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23. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of nursing services objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
  • Complete regular surveillance & tracking of all infections to ensure proper documentation, treatment, and compliance with state regulations.
  • Provided all in-service instruction to all employees and new staff members based on OSHA and state regulations.
  • Developed tracking tool for staff education to maintain proper compliance with State regulations.
  • Completed monthly Quality Assurance chart audits in compliance with state regulations.
  • Contributed to the implementation and adherence to Federal and State regulations corporate philosophy and care programs.

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24. Hand Hygiene

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Here's how Hand Hygiene is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Assisted with hand hygiene program, ventilator associated pneumonia monitoring, mandatory reporting such as prophylaxis use and other departmental programs.
  • Delivered consultations and recommendations regarding proper infection control products and hand hygiene principles.
  • Reviewed guidelines pertaining to CMA (Center for Medicare/ Medicaid Services) which involved; hand hygiene and bed bathing techniques/practices.
  • Developed Infection Control plan, policies and procedures and implemented Infection Control processes such as hand hygiene monitoring.
  • Monitor patient care team for proper compliance of hand hygiene standards as set forth by the World Health Organization
  • Develop surveillance tools to aid in assuring compliance with hand hygiene and infection prevention bundles.
  • Executed hand hygiene observations and applied new policies to meet requirements by the government.
  • Hand Hygiene surveillance, continue communication with physicians for follow up on patients conditions.
  • Instituted measures that increased employee hand hygiene compliance by 31.2%.
  • Educate staff and patients about hand hygiene.

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25. Public Health

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Here's how Public Health is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Investigated outbreaks; collaborated with public health department in reporting communicable diseases.
  • Conducted environmental rounds throughout facility and reported significant findings to the local and state public health agencies as required.
  • Investigate health-related complaints, and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.
  • Collaborate with public health and health care provider on communicable diseases to develop a treatment plan.
  • Reported communicable diseases to the department of public health and the CDC.
  • Report all positive infectious diseases to the Department of Public Health.
  • Implement, evaluate and disseminate appropriate public health practices.
  • Perform television interviews as it pertains to Public Health.
  • Report and monitor communicable diseases to public Health dept.
  • Work collaboratively with San Bernardino Public Health Dept.
  • Free Survey; Department of Public Health * Successful training of nursing staff for 24-bed Sub-acute unit 2012.
  • Communicate with DOC, DOH and public health regarding reportable disease.
  • Work with the Office of Public Health for "reportable" diseases and infections.

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26. DON

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Here's how DON is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Provided reports/recommendations as needed for the DON concerning operations of Nursing Services.
  • Assisted DON in ensuring nursing staff awareness and compliance with Federal and State regulations relative to resident rights issues.
  • Shared with DON the responsibility of hiring Nursing Department staff, completing employee appraisals and resolving employee disciplinary action.
  • Monitored daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly documentation while supporting the DON with quality indicators.
  • Filed MDS, assisted the DON with the hiring process, was on call when she was unavailable
  • Assist the ADON in monitoring infection control in facility, and responsible for fall/incident investigations and tracking.
  • Assisted the DON in ensuring that residents are free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect.
  • Work alongside DON to coordinate and manage care for a 90+ bed nursing facility.
  • Resigned position when recruited for and accepted position of DON at Brighton at Lakeside.
  • Assist DON with other day to day projects as needed.
  • Do computer charting and have done paper charting.
  • Served as ADON for this facility.
  • Served as the "Acting Administrator" during the absence of the administrator and DON.
  • Nurse, C N A instructor, Employee Health Madison Medical Center/Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home Fredericktown, Mo Supervisor-Corinna Defrancesco RN/DON

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27. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Performed MDS 3.0 for skin And did all skin Care Plans for facility as well as medical care plans for resident.
  • Evaluate documentation and input information on residents, sit up schedules for MDS's ensure completion.
  • Coordinated and completed Federally required, time-sensitive Minimum Data Sets (MDS).
  • Collaborate with MDS Coordinator and Interdisciplinary team to accurately complete the MDS according to Federal and State regulations.
  • Recommended additional MDS training with a focus on consistent wound care documentation based on findings of quality improvement audit
  • Presented in-service training on MDS documentation to nursing staff and other interdisciplinary team members.

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28. Nhsn

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Here's how Nhsn is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Maintained compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements, including surveillance and reporting to NHSN.
  • Co-managed NHSN data entry and new NHSN compliance issues Participated in Lean project task force groups
  • Participated in Performance Quality Improvement and other Committees, complied with NHSN and NPSG.
  • Utilized S3 software for collection of operative data for use in NHSN.
  • Work very closely with NHSN and OPH to report certain diseases and surgical infections.

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29. PPD

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Here's how PPD is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Administered PPD's to employees and new resident admissions.
  • Administered PPD and yearly Flu injections as mandated.
  • Administer Flu, PPD and Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal vaccines for patients and staff, obtain consents and update documentation.
  • Provide PPD and Flu Shot and Pneumococcal Vaccine clinics to all staff and Residents of Facility.
  • Staff and inmate PPD testing, case management of all inmates with infectious diseases (i.e.
  • Maintained all employee health records to ensure physicals, immunizations, and PPD plants were timely in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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30. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Maintain accurate records of employees CPR, IV certifications, Nursing Licenses, health records, and educational records.
  • Trained employees on Hepatitis A, C and C, HIV/Aids, TB, standard precautions and CPR certification.
  • Certified CPR / FirstAid, and Safe Crisis Management Instructor.
  • Tracked CPR renewals for medical staff.
  • Preformed Nurse Sick call, assisted with Doctors sick call, Responded to emergencies in a timely manner, provided CPR.
  • Operate emergency equipment as necessary to include suction apparatus and perform CPR as necessary.

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31. HIV

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Here's how HIV is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Formulated weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for tracking of HIV/AIDS laboratory results correlating with medication regimen.
  • Maintain current identification records for employee immunizations and testing including: Hepatitis, PPD, HIV, and other post-exposure requirements.
  • Developed and implemented a successful training plan to instruct Rapid Result HIV Testing, and CLIA compliance.
  • Manage surveillance programs including HIV, STD, TB, influenza, hepatitis A, B & C etc.
  • Performed CQI on a monthly basis, Provided Pre and Post HIV counseling.
  • Performed Rapid HIV swab tests as needed.

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32. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Reviewed medical records for core measures and clinical indicators.
  • Monitored and audited medical records to ensure accuracy.
  • Assess patient health and needs, develop and implement a nursing care plan, and maintain medical records.
  • Reviewed medical records for director of quality & standards and risk manager.
  • Assist with training of new hires regarding computer and electronic medical records.
  • Maintained all employee medical records.
  • Maintain staff medical records files.

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33. LPN

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Here's how LPN is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Worked as a LPN on a mental health unit/ DD unit.
  • Provided training for LPNs as well as Agency Nurses.
  • Supervised LPN, STNA and ancillary staff.
  • Supervised patent s LPN/CNA, Reconciled patient medications with documentation.
  • Supervised four LPNS including scheduling responsibility and quality assurance.
  • Assisted with RN/LPN orientations and conducted documentation support.

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34. QA

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Here's how QA is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Developed and initiated the QAPI and Infection Control Departments; wrote protocols, policies and procedures for Summit Medical Center.
  • Attended QA & QI meetings and worked on a project and made it successful (Reducing number of falls)
  • Head of QA for infections, resident incidents, and employee injuries.
  • Serve on Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Committee (QAPI).
  • Aggregate data, prepare reports and attend QAPI meetings monthly.
  • Compile reports for QA and Safety committee meetings.
  • Performed QA audits and data management reporting.
  • Attend and present at QA meetings monthly.
  • Coordinate and conduct quarterly QA meetings.

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35. CMS

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Here's how CMS is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Abstract charts for CMS' Core Measures (SCIP - Surgical Care Improvement Project) and Outpatient Measures.
  • Formulated an infection control program for the facility to adhere to current CMS and DNV standards.
  • Identified and reported communicable diseases of patients and personnel in accordance with APIC and CMS standards.
  • Gathered and analyzed surveillance data in compliance with State and CMS reporting guidelines.
  • Maintained 672/802 per CMS guidelines.
  • Submit completed assessments electronically to QIES/CMS per federal and state regulations.

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36. Environmental Rounds

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Here's how Environmental Rounds is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Participate in environmental rounds to assure compliance with regulatory guidelines and Infection control policies within the facility.
  • Executed formal environmental rounds and established corrective action plans.
  • Assist in various SNF's with infection control surveillance, wound rounds and environmental rounds on an as needed basis.
  • Conduct environmental rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas.
  • Conducted monthly environmental rounds Managed Hepatitis B and TB vaccinations.
  • Organize and participate in the hospital-wide environmental rounds.

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37. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Train staff in American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Medication Administration Curriculum.
  • Provided triage, referrals, direct nursing care, and medication administration to incarcerated female population.
  • Conduct home and school visits for medication administration as well as monthly evaluations to assess for adverse treatment reactions.
  • Assisted with sick call and medication administration.
  • Manage the skilled unit, assessments, medication administration, wound therapy, trach/vent care, CAPD, infusion therapy.
  • Performed focused assessments, administered medications through central lines and performed central line dressing changes, tube feeding and medication administration.

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38. Educational Programs

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Here's how Educational Programs is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Coordinated with education department to provided IC educational programs for staff.
  • Participated in community outreach educational programs for teens and adults.
  • Planned, organized educational programs for hospital employees.
  • Key Accomplishments: Exceptionally good in planning and implementation of the educational programs.
  • Developed and implemented educational programs for pediatric nursing staff, as well as general hospital orientation for newly hired employees.
  • Advanced hypertension and osteoporosis management and patient knowledge through innovative educational programs, support resources, and services.

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39. Infection Rates

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Here's how Infection Rates is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Prepare quarterly reports on resident facility-acquired infections and monthly quality assurance reports on infection rates.
  • Report and interpret infection rates to regulatory agencies and all other stakeholders.
  • Identified infection rates and employed a plan of action to correct the problem.
  • Analyzed data and reported infection rates to nursing managers and senior leadership.
  • Developed campaigns with support of hospital leadership to reduce infection rates.
  • Decreased hospital infection rates from 2.9% -1.5% on average.
  • Monitor infection rates and develop plans to reduce infection.
  • Report infection rates to the infection prevention committee and share data with hospital/facility leadership and administration.
  • Kindred Hospital North Shore, Peabody Cut nosocomial infection rates by 40 % in 6 months.

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40. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Assisted in patient scheduling, data collection for quality improvement initiatives and the orientation and training of ancillary personnel.
  • Improved quality of nursing documentation by means of data collection and communication of inaccuracies to staff.
  • Assist in accurate data collection and ordering all protocol requirements and obtaining results.
  • Assist Reproductive Endocrinologists in data collection for research and scientific papers.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis, and evaluation of quality management activities related to performance improvement for nursing services 14.
  • Participated with team for data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits and programmatic evaluation.

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41. Resident Care

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Here's how Resident Care is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Planned, organized and directed quality assurance programs to enhance overall quality of resident care.
  • Provided leadership to LPNs and CNAs performing resident care.
  • Staff Development Coordinator set up all education in services internally/externally implemented resident care policies orientation educated all staff all shifts/days.
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary resident care.
  • Developed correcting methodology for identified resident care deficiencies.
  • Provided hands-on resident care assistance.

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42. Apic

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Here's how Apic is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Generated and implemented isolation protocols according to CDC/APIC guidelines.

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43. Monthly Reports

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Here's how Monthly Reports is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Completed monthly reports for tracking infections/wounds.
  • Managed infection control-updated monthly reports.
  • Generated monthly reports for infection rates and pressure ulcers.
  • Processed monthly reports for department performance.

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44. Reportable Diseases

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Here's how Reportable Diseases is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Identified and initiated isolation protocols and informed the appropriate state and county organizations of any reportable diseases.
  • Worked to comply with all State requirements regarding reportable diseases and maintained documentation.
  • Worked in collaboration with the Oklahoma State Department of Health regarding State reportable diseases.
  • Notified local, state and federal authorities about reportable diseases as required.
  • Identified and initiated isolation protocols and informed the appropriate state and local health organizations of any reportable diseases.
  • Reported communicable and other reportable diseases to WSLH.

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45. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Compiled monthly statistics, and conducted QI audits to ensure compliance with community and DOCS standards of care.
  • Conducted rounds of the center to ensure compliance of all State and Federal Infection Control Regulations and Guidelines.
  • Developed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitated training to educate residents and nursing staff to ensure compliance
  • Directed regulatory compliance activities to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory guidelines.
  • Train all interdisciplinary staff regarding the Restorative processes to ensure compliance with national and facility policies, protocols, and guidelines.

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46. Chart Audits

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Here's how Chart Audits is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Completed all chart audits for state survey, and worked directly with vendors and surveyors, as needed for infection control.
  • Completed weekly chart audits, and was in charge of facility in absence of Administrator and Director of Nursing.
  • Perform chart audits to JACHO and CARF standards and submit peer reviews.
  • Perform monthly chart audits for Utilization Review and CQI.
  • Completed staff skill reviews and clinical chart audits.
  • Case Management Community liaison Managed Care Enrollment/Assessment Care Coordination Chart audits/chart review

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47. Picc

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Here's how Picc is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Inserted PICC lines when ordered.
  • Performed venipuncture's via PICC lines and routine.
  • Established and organized an office to facilitate providing PICC and procedural sedation services.
  • Place PICC lines utilizing ultrasound technology on hospitalized patients.
  • Established best practice and protocols in the insertion, care and maintenance of PICCLINES and central lines in the entire facility.
  • Managed infusion therapy, utilizing PICC lines, central lines, peripheral IV, and monitoring lab values pertinent to treatment.

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48. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Monitor, assess, and implement treatment plans for wounds.
  • Prepared and attached all required claims documentation including referrals, treatment plans or other required correspondence to reduce incidence of denials.
  • Developed a system of staff communication implementing Walking Rounds that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Performed initial interviews and psychological and physical assessments to assist clinical staff in development of treatment plans and strategies.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop and revise treatment plans based on identified needs and assessment data.
  • Skilled in coordinating and communicating with doctors for efficient patient management and optimal delivery of treatment plans.

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49. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Planned and implemented educational programs pertaining to infection prevention and control for hospital staff.
  • Serve as an infectious disease consultant for hospital staff.
  • Educated and trained hospital staff on various medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Provided training and resources to super users to ensure adherence and competency and allow for further training of hospital staff.
  • Assisted in providing training to over 3000 hospital staff on quality improvement methods and principles, and evaluated same.
  • Lectured on mental and physical resilience to hospital staff in multiple departments.

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50. Skin Tests

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Here's how Skin Tests is used in Infection Control Nurse jobs:
  • Tracked yearly skin tests for residents and staff.
  • Initiated onsite clinic for Tuberculin skin tests and Influenza vaccine program for OMH staff.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Infection Control Nurse

Infection Control40%
Bed Facility8.7%
Patient Care8.1%
Infection Surveillance6.7%
Safe Environment4.5%
Infectious Disease3.8%
TB3.5%
New Policies3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Infection Control Nurse

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Infection Control
Infection Control
32.3%
32.3%
2
2
Bed Facility
Bed Facility
7%
7%
3
3
Patient Care
Patient Care
6.5%
6.5%
4
4
Infection Surveillance
Infection Surveillance
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
3.6%
3.6%
6
6
Infectious Disease
Infectious Disease
3%
3%
7
7
TB
TB
2.8%
2.8%
8
8
New Policies
New Policies
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
HEP
HEP
1.9%
1.9%
10
10
Osha
Osha
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Staff Education
Staff Education
1.6%
1.6%
12
12
In-Service
In-Service
1.6%
1.6%
13
13
CNA
CNA
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Disease Prevention
Disease Prevention
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
RN
RN
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
CDC
CDC
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Health Department
Health Department
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
IV
IV
1%
1%
21
21
Jcaho
Jcaho
1%
1%
22
22
Nosocomial Infections
Nosocomial Infections
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
State Regulations
State Regulations
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Hand Hygiene
Hand Hygiene
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Public Health
Public Health
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
DON
DON
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
MDS
MDS
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Nhsn
Nhsn
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
PPD
PPD
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
CPR
CPR
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
HIV
HIV
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
LPN
LPN
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
QA
QA
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
CMS
CMS
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Environmental Rounds
Environmental Rounds
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Educational Programs
Educational Programs
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Infection Rates
Infection Rates
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Data Collection
Data Collection
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Resident Care
Resident Care
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Apic
Apic
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Monthly Reports
Monthly Reports
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Reportable Diseases
Reportable Diseases
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Chart Audits
Chart Audits
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Picc
Picc
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Skin Tests
Skin Tests
0.4%
0.4%

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