Infection Prevention and Control: Critical Role of the Bedside Nurse
Meredith Elaine Shellner
Use foundational infection protocols to minimize hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Protecting your patients — especially those with COVID-19 — from HAIs is a fundamental skill. However, your facility may now be deploying nurses unfamiliar with the basic infection prevention strategies common in progressive and critical care. This recorded NTI presentation by infection prevention leader Meredith E. Shellner is a great back-to-basics refresher for you or your colleagues newly deployed during the crisis. Shellner reviews the use of nurse-driven protocols for reducing urinary catheterization, ventilator associated pneumonia and central line-associated bloodstream infections.