Oct 31, 2016

The Role of Personal Protective Equipment in Infection Prevention History

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Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, president of Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS), has contributed a new column to Infection Control Today on personal protective equipment (PPE).

Topics discussed in the column include:
  • Early uses of PPE
  • Guidelines concerning their use
  • PPE in the 21st century
  • Evolution of PPE across the continuum of care
  • Special circumstances for PPE use, specifically Ebola
  • Recent controversies in the surgery setting concerning proper surgical attire

To access the article, click here.

ICCS is a Florida-based provider of infection control consulting for surgery centers, dental offices and many other types of healthcare organizations. Services provided by the ICCS team, led by Phenelle, including developing, implementing and maintaining evidence-based infection prevention and control programs as well as providing educational programs to meet client needs.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS), which is based in Delray Beach, Florida. Phenelle has more than 30 years experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes to implement and maintain an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies, respond to situations of noncompliance, and improve the processes for reducing risk.


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