Infection Control/ID

Infection control nurses and infectious diseases nurses specialize in preventing and treating infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungus. A career as an infection control nurse or infectious disease nurse requires an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, keen assessment and monitoring skills, vast knowledge about infectious disease processes and infection prevention techniques, and ongoing education related to recommended treatment options. Infectious disease nurses work primarily in major healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners specializing in infectious diseases and infection control may serve as educators, health policy makers and advocates, direct care providers, or researchers.

In this Infection Control/Infectious Disease library, we’ve assembled resources to help you provide the best care to your patients. Our Pocket Cards are quick, handy references to utilize when you are caring for a patient with influenza or sexually-transmitted infections. Refer to the Guideline Summaries to learn need-to-know information from the latest recommendations. Our infographics, tips and mnemonics, and blogs are additional resources to help you during your infectious disease nursing career. 

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