Report of the Month 2003 (Volume 7)

June 28, 2012

Volume VII, Number 1 – January-February 2003

      Regulatory/Legislative

      • Vaccinia Disease: A Reportable Communicable Disease in North Carolina

      Question of the Month

      • New DOT Rules on Packaging of Suction Canisters Update
      • Alcohol Hand Sanitizers

      News and Announcements

 

    • CDC Issues Health Alert About Atypical Pneumonia – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
    • Surveillance for Human Cases of Avian Flu Type A
    • New CDC Guideline
    • Smallpox Vaccination Information
    • OSHA Launches Electronic Training Tool on Anthrax
    • New Strep B Test for Pregnant Women

    Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Volume VII, Number 2 – March-April 2003

      News Features

 

      • Shortage of N95 Respirators

      Regulatory/Legislative

      • President Bush Signs Smallpox Compensation

      Question of the Month

      • Infection Control for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Bladder Instillation for Cancer

      News and Announcements

 

    • CDC Criteria for Defining Nosocomial Pneumonia
    • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Web Page
    • Pocket Guide to Bioterrorism
    • OSHA Ergonomics Guideline for Nursing Homes

    Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Volume VII, Number 3 – May-June 2003

    News Features

    • SHEA Issues Guideline for Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus

    Regulatory/Legislative

    • OSHA Officially Withdraws TB Rule

    Question of the Month

    • FDA Bans Alcohol-based Hand Gels for Food Service Workers

    News and Announcements

    • CDC Environmental Guidelines
    • OSHA Proposes Revised Respiratory Protection Standards
    • Treatment of Tuberculosis
    • FDA Warns about Toxicity of Lindane
    • FDA Clears Rapid Test for Aspergillus Infection
    • FDA Approves First Drug in New Class of HIV Treatments for HIV Infected Adults and Children With Advanced Disease
    • INTERGEL Adhesion Prevention Solution Withdrawn
    • JCAHO 2004 Standards Now Online
    • McDonald’s Issues Antibiotics Policy

    Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Volume VII, Number 4 – July-August 2003

      News Features

 

      • SPICE and APIC-NC Survey About the Location of Alcohol-based Hand Rub Dispensers in Healthcare Facilities
      • Alcohol-based Hand Rubs and Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities

      Regulatory/Legislative

      • JCAHO Announces 2004 National Patient Safety Goals

      Question of the Month

      • Influenza Vaccine Recommendation
      • FluMist Not Recommended for Healthcare Workers

      News and Announcements

 

    • SPICE Internet – Updated SARS Resources
    • OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recordkeeping Form
    • FDA Clears First Test for West Nile Virus
    • New Model Helps Hospitals and Health Systems Better Respond to Potential Bioterrorism
    • New Topics Added to OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics Page
    • Comment Period Extended on Revision to OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard
    • OSHA Publishes New Safety and Health Information Bulletins

    Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Volume VII, Number 5 – September-October 2003

      News Features

 

      • Public Health Epidemiologist Joins SPICE Staff

      Regulatory/Legislative

      • Revised NC Sanitation Rules in Effect

      Question of the Month

      • North Carolina Adds Vaccinia to Communicable Disease Report Card

      News and Announcements

 

    • CDC Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
    • Additions to SPICE SARS Web Page
    • Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
    • JCAHO Information About Safety Goals on Infections and Communication
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Topic of New Safety and Health Bulletin

    Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Volume VII, Number 6 – November-December 2003

      News Features

 

      • Intracellular Biofilm-like Pods May Be Reservoirs for Recurrent UTI’s
      • Bioterrorism Agents II Wall Chart

      Regulatory/Legislative

      • JCAHO Strengthens Infection Control Goals

      Question of the Month

      • Definitions for Flu Activity

      News and Announcements

 

      • Complete Environmental Infection Control Guideline Available
      • CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings -2003
      • OSHA Provides Bulletin About Protecting Workers Against Mold Exposure
      • Revised Recordkeeping Forms Available Online
      • FDA Clears Two West Nile Virus Diagnostic Tests
      • Universal Protocol to Prevent Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Patient Surgeries

      Courses for the Infection Control Professional

.0206 Providers

June 1, 2012

To increase the number of locations and frequency of classroom presentations of the .0206 SPICE courses, SPICE allows authorized healthcare personnel offer the .0206 courses for outpatient, dental, and home health / hospice settings.

All providers must register with SPICE and use the North Carolina .0206 Infection Control Curriculum for their healthcare setting in its entirety and without revisionsComplete requirements are listed below.

  • Providers of the outpatient curriculum must be CIC-certified AND have attended an .0206 outpatient training in the past 2 years or SPICE courses Part I and II.
  • Providers of the dental curriculum must be a dental clinician and successfully complete the  .0206 dental course.
  • Providers of the home health/hospice curriculum must be a home health or hospice clinician and successfully complete the  .0206 home health/hospice course.

To register as a provider:

1. complete the application form and return to SPICE with the following:

2. your CV, and CV of all faculty who will join you in conducting the training

3. a check for $20.00, made payable to SPICE, for each healthcare setting in which you wish to be certified as a provider

The North Carolina .0206 Infection Control Curriculum must be taught in its entirety and without revisions. Access to the curriculum website will be granted upon approval by SPICE.

Logistics for providing a .0206 course

Providers must register with SPICE using the registration form below and provide all information requested.

  1. Once a provider is approved, a SPICE course ID # is issued along with access to the curriculum website where course materials can be downloaded.
  2. The curriculum (slide sets A-G) must be used in their entirety and without revisions or alterations.  The order of presentations can be altered but all power point slides must be presented (including the first acknowledgement slide).
  3. Participants in the course are to receive handouts of the complete slide sets.  Contact SPICE for instructions on printing handouts, if needed.
  4. Participants are also to receive any additional handouts, as described in the curriculum.
  5. The SPICE Course ID # is assigned to a particular organization/facility/vendor.  The course ID # remains with that organization/facility/vendor.  If the coordinator changes, SPICE should be notified of the change and given the contact information of the new coordinator.  SPICE needs to have current contact information on file so that updates to the curriculum can be sent when laws/guidelines change.
  6. The Course ID # should be noted on the certificate/letter given to participants.
  7. SPICE must be notified of the dates and locations of trainings using the SPICE .0206 Curriculum.  Please send this information to SPICE Program Coordinator (spice@unc.edu).
  8. Provider must keep a record of all participants attending the .0206 training; provider must remind participants to save certificate/letter of completion so there is record of compliance, if ever needed.
  9. Approved provider status can be rescinded if the curriculum is not used in its entirety or the most current version of the curriculum is not used. The most current curriculum is maintained on the website.

NOTE: This infection control curriculum is not a substitute for the training required by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Final Rule.  Some elements of the Bloodborne Pathogen Final Rule are beyond the scope of the requirements of NCAC .0206.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providers of Approved Infection Control Courses

 

In order to provide an approved course, the course provider must be approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (see registration form below) and purchase the approved curriculum for the particular setting they are qualified to teach.

 

The curriculum kit includes the following:

  1. Provider Requirements and Course ID Assignment
  2. Sample Agenda
  3. Slide Sets A – G
  4. Additional required handouts (dependant on the setting)
  5. Sample letter or certificate to send participants at the completion of the course

 

To order the curriculum or for further information, contact:

Amy Powell                                                                                                 phone:  (919) 966-3242

Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology                           fax:      (919) 843-9979

CB # 7030, 2160X Bioinformatics                                                                 email:   spice@unc.edu

130 Mason Farm Rd

UNC School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7030

Register with SPICE!

May 18, 2012

Register with SPICE!

The SPICE website is a free and open resource. We do ask our users to register with us so that we can maintain a reliable data base of infection preventionists with whom we interface. Please take a moment to complete the form below. Your contact information will never be shared, and we will only use it to communicate with you about relevant infection control issues, share job postings/other announcements, or to request your participation in occasional surveys.
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IC Part 2: The Infection Preventionist as an Environmentalist

May 16, 2012

Title: IC Part 2: The Infection Preventionist as an Environmentalist
Location: The Friday Center
Link out: Click here
Description: Intended for infection preventionists in hospitals, this week-long course will give participants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the interface between specific hospital areas and infection control. The course includes information on sterilization, disinfection, antibiotic utilization, infections in high-risk groups, and epidemic situations. Infection Control Part I is not a prerequisite for this course. Cost is $565 for NC residents, $620 for out-of-state residents.

NOTE: Successful completion of BOTH “Infection Control Part I: Clinical Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections” and “Infection Control Part II: The Infection Preventionist as an Environmentalist” offered by SPICE will meet the requirements of the NC Infection Control law 10A NCAC 41A.0206 for attending an approved course.

Start Date: 2012-10-29
End Date: 2012-11-02

Infection Control in LTCFs

May 14, 2012

Title: Infection Control in LTCFs
Location: The Friday Center
Link out: Click here
Description: This two and a half day program held every spring and fall is designed to provide participants with current and practical information for the recognition and management of common infection prevention issues in non-acute care facilities. Cost is $365 for NC residents, $395 for out-of-state residents.

NOTE: This course has been approved as meeting the requirements of the NC Infection Control law 10A NCAC 41A.0206 for healthcare workers in the Long-Term Care setting.

Start Date: 2012-09-05

End Date: 2012-09-07