infection control nurse

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nurse ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gist

a registered nurse with additional education in the monitoring and prevention of nosocomial infections in the client population in an agency.
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infection control nurse

A registered nurse employed by an agency to monitor the rate and causes of nosocomial infections and to promote measures to prevent such infections.
See also: nurse
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Robinson, lead infection control nurse, and Chris Howroyd of the Design Centre, pictured with a porter's chair, specially designed to reduce the presence of MRSA bugs (PW080509Amrsa-04)
The hospital's dedicated infection control nurses were on hand to make sure that you clean your hands with their special "glow bug" machine, which shows just how many germs lie on your hands.
``The number of infection control nurses at the Trust has been increased.
Infection control nurses Mike Coltman and Jan Gartside illustrate the new campaign.
Former Mercy Hospital infection control nurse Karen Davis introduced the Ministry of Health's infection prevention and control (IPC) e-learning programme.
The trust's acting lead infection control nurse, Jean Robinson, said: "Alot of hard work by all staff in all areas has contributed to the falling numbers.
June Woodcock, the infection control nurse at the George Eliot, said: "We want to make what is a very serious issue a bit of fun."
"We are delighted to be nominated," said the trust's infection control nurse Debbie King.
Lead infection control nurse Viv Atkinson said: "A small number of patients on four wards at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are currently suffering from the symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting.
The trust's lead infection control nurse, Carole Hallam, urges people showing symptoms to stay away until they have been free from them for 48 to 78 hours as they are still infectious during this time.
June Woodcock, the infection control nurse at the George Eliot, said: "We want to make what is a very serious issue a bit of fun to encourage children and adults visiting the George Eliot Hospital to assist us in beating the bugs.
Infection control nurse Jennie Dunkerley said: "All staff in all roles are well aware of how important hand hygiene is on the wards.

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