Infection Prevention and Practice Group
NAHC Creates Infection Prevention and Practice Group
Invites Experts to Join Panel to Respond to the Threat of Zika and Other Infectious Diseases
Barbara Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V
Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently announced the creation of the Infection Prevention and Practice Group (IPPG) which is being coordinated by Barbara Citarella, President of RBC Limited.
The purpose of the group is to define best practices, provide current resources to members and to prepare the industry for the future. The challenges of infection prevention in our industry need a consistent focus.
At this crucial time for our industry, NAHC is seeking members to participate on a committee to develop the IPPG and to submit proposals for education.
Please send resumes for committee selection and education proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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