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Infection control nurse specialist education in Korea.

Published on Jun 1, 2010in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
· DOI :10.1016/j.ajic.2009.08.018
Kyung Mi Kim8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Jae Sim Jeong7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UOU: University of Ulsan),
Ho Ran Park1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Catholic University of Korea)
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With the amendment of the Medical Service Act in 2003, the infection control nurse specialist system was launched as one of several specialties for nursing in Korea. Nurse specialists are certified through the national qualifying examination after graduating from a specialist nursing program with core and specialty courses at a graduate school approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. This article describes graduate preparation and certification for infection control nurse specialists in Korea.
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Published on Jun 1, 2008in Journal of Medical Microbiology1.93
Bo-Moon Shin12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Inje University),
Eun Young Kuak5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Inje University)
+ 5 AuthorsJeong Hwan Shin16
Estimated H-index: 16
The prevalence of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in Korea has been reported to be approximately 60–80 %. Although the prevalence of the tcdA−tcdB+ C. difficile strain was less then 5 % prior to the year 2000, it has become an emerging nosocomial pathogen in Korea. Therefore, we have attempted to determine the multicentre nationwide prevalence of tcdA+tcdB+ and tcdA−tcdB+ C. difficile for epidemiological purposes. C. difficile strains (n=724, 30 from 2000, 80 from 2001, 74 from 2002, 76 from 200...
Published on Oct 1, 2007in Journal of Hospital Infection3.70
Jong-Gil Park7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Ewha Womans University),
Jin-Ah Lee12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ewha Womans University)
+ 3 AuthorsHwan-Won Choi7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Ewha Womans University)
Summary The seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies is low in young adults in Korea. From May to July 2005, 17 cases of HAV were reported from healthcare workers (HCWs) in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU). We looked for the presence of anti-HAV IgM from all patients in the medical–surgical ICU with elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and screened AST and ALT levels in all HCWs who came into contact with two suspected index cases. Once the...
Published on Jan 1, 2004in Journal of Korean Medical Science1.72
Kyungwon Lee46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Yonsei University),
Sook-Jin Jang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Chosun University)
+ 4 AuthorsYunsop Chong37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Yonsei University)
The 5th year KONSAR surveillance in 2001 was based on routine test data at 30 participating hospitals. It was of particular interest to find a trend in the resistances of enterococci to vancomycin, of Enterobacteriaceae to the 3rd generation cephalosporin and fluoroquinolone, and of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and acinetobacters to carbapen- em. Resistance rates of Gram-positive cocci were: 70% of Staphylococcus aureus to oxacillin; 88% and 16% of Enterococcus faecium to ampicillin and vancomycin, re...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Arash Seifi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences),
Nahid Dehghan-Nayeri8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsVahid Ghanbari (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Background Valid data are a crucial aspect of infection prevention and control programs. The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of routine reporting in the Iranian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System in intensive care units. Methods A blinded retrospective review of general intensive care unit medical records was performed with a standard case-finding form. Infection control nurses (ICNs) were also interviewed to explore possible reasons for differences. Results The results of 95...
Published on Jul 1, 2019in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Jeong Sil Choi (Gachon University), Kyung Mi Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)
After the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak of 2015, the Korean government became the payer for infection control (IC) and prevention when hospitals developed IC offices and appointed IC doctors and IC advanced practice nurses. The goal was to enhance IC for all hospitalized patients to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection among them. Measures resulted in increased demand for IC personnel, especially IC advanced practice nurses. This study addressed changes in Korea's IC polici...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University),
Kyung Mi Kim8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Catholic University of Korea)
A Middle East respiratory coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak occurred in Korea between June 20 and July 28, 2015. A total of 186 patients were confirmed as being infected with MERS-CoV, 36 of whom died. Infection control nurses referred to hospital guidelines to address the screening and isolation needs of patients and instigated a variety of infection control activities to prevent MERS-CoV transmission at the frontlines of patient care. Their concerted effort is believed to have been instrumental ...
Published on May 1, 2015in Applied Nursing Research1.33
Kyung Mi Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University)
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the competency level of Korean infection control nurses (ICNs) by comparing the self-perceived competency level based on Benner's framework and the core competency proposed by the Certification Board of Infection Control. Study subjects included 90 ICNs working in Korean hospitals with more than 300 beds. A questionnaire was used to measure self-perceived competency level and core competency level. Using descriptive analysis, the core competency lev...
Published on Sep 1, 2014in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University),
Kyung Mi Kim8
Estimated H-index: 8
Background This study investigated the self-perceived infection control (IC) knowledge and practice levels of professional standards competency (PSC) among Korean infection control nurses (ICNs) to identify factors that may influence PSC. Methods Using a self-reporting questionnaire method, we collected data from a total of 104 ICNs. Results The average self-perceived IC knowledge level was 3.1 ± 0.8, with hand hygiene scoring the highest at 3.7 ± 0.8. The total proportion of responders who did ...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in Asian Nursing Research1.26
Kyung Mi Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University)
summary Purpose: This study was performed to analyze the characteristics and trends of published research papers related to infection control in Korean nursing journals. Methods: A total of 177 studies published between 1970 and 2011 were reviewed using analysis criteria. Subject articles were selected through KoreaMed and journal database searches on the website of subject academic societies using key words related to healthcare-associated infections. Results: Most reports were quantitative stu...
Published on Feb 28, 2014
Kyung Mi Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Jeong Sil Choi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University)
Purpose: This study was conducted to describe core competencies and identify factors affecting core competencies among infection control nurses (ICN). Methods: Infection control nurses from hospital with more than 200 beds comprised the sample. Questionnaires were sent to the sample via e-mail. One hundred and three questionnaires were returned. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression via SPSS/WIN 21.0. Results: The core competency level of healthcare work...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Sun Her2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Kye Ha Kim8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Chosun University)
Published on Aug 31, 2012
Her Sun1
Estimated H-index: 1
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김계하1
Estimated H-index: 1
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오향순1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the work conditions, reported stress, role conflict and job satisfaction of infection control nurses working in general hospitals. Methods: The subjects were 125 infection control nurses from 102 general hospitals. Data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of questions about general characteristics, job characteristics, work condition, stress, role conflict, and job satisfaction. Data were collected from July to September 2011 and ...
Published on Aug 1, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the work conditions, reported stress, role conflict and job satisfaction of infection control nurses working in general hospitals. Methods: The subjects were 125 infection control nurses from 102 general hospitals. Data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of questions about general characteristics, job characteristics, work condition, stress, role conflict, and job satisfaction. Data were collected from July to September 2011 and ...