Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New infection prevention strategy: Send 'em to the big house

I guess this should come as no surprise, but it sure did shock me (and I'm not talking about the earthquake we had in Richmond yesterday). A congressman from Ohio has introduced a bill to criminalize infection control infractions in the VA healthcare system with punishments to include fines and up to 1 year in prison. We've blogged before about extreme infection prevention.

SHEA has rapidly responded by setting up training sessions for IPs and hospital epidemiologists to meet the new anticipated standards. Topics will include body combat and use of tasers. APIC is introducing its own line of handcuffs.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting use of picture of Kilmainham Gaol in Ireland: the one that housed the rebels from the Easter Uprising and where they shot them. Suspect there wasn't much work for IPs at the time!

    Martin Kiernan