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.