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Wipe out infection control training obstacles

Residency Program Alert, April 1, 2008

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No matter where you get your news—Web sites, newspapers, television—chances are you have seen one of countless stories about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Just as the media is bringing attention to MRSA, it is critical for residency programs to turn the spotlight on infection control (IC) training for residents.

Exposure to infectious diseases is a serious occupational hazard challenging healthcare workers today. Having effective training programs can help reduce the risk of transmission in the workplace and protect residents, staff members, and patients. Additionally, not having adequate IC measures and training in place can put your regulatory compliance at risk.

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