New E-book Helps Nurses Minimize Hospital-Acquired Infections

– Nurses Play Vital Role in Minimizing the Occurrence of Hospital-Acquired Infections –

AURORA, Colo. – December 3, 2013 – American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up Two-Thirds of All Health Care Associated Infections?’ helps nurses build the clinical skills to minimize the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). This e-book serves as a health care professional’s go-to resource for basic intervention methods and prevention measures for a successful nursing career. It is available for download at .

Hospitals are meant to be places of healing, yet every year an estimated 1.7 million Americans will develop a hospital-acquired infection while hospitalized – and 99,000 patients will die from one, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The Center for Disease Control recognizes the important role that nurses play in minimizing the occurrence of HAIs and have included nursing-specific interventions in their guidelines.

“Our e-book was created to serve as a guide about the HAI risk factors and basic prevention measures that every nurse should know to help prevent more than 65 percent of hospital-acquired infections,” says Judy Burckhardt, Ph.D., MAEd, MSN, RN, dean, nursing programs at American Sentinel University. “Nurses can use their clinical knowledge to recognize conditions that might cause a complication or breakdown in care and to select an appropriate intervention.”

Dr. Burckhardt says the e-book helps nurses prepare for potential problems before they occur, which supports their patient-advocacy role. These methods build the foundation for nurses to grow their leadership skills.

Minimizing Occurrence of Infections

‘Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections that Make Up Two-Thirds of all Health Care Associated Infections?’ is a must read for nurses who want to learn how to use an evidence-based approach to prevent these events from happening. These measures will help patients and save health care facilities an upsurge in costs. The e-book profiles risk factors and prevention techniques for the three most common infection threats in health care facilities today:

  • Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Download American Sentinel’s Health Care Associated Infections E-book for Basic Interventions and Preventions

The go-to e-book, ‘Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections that Make Up Two-Thirds of all Health Care Associated Infections?’ is now available for download at . Nurses interested in planning, implementing and evaluating infection prevention and control measures should consider making this their career specialty. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s RN to MSN, MSN and certificate programs with a specialization in infection prevention and control.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.