[August 29, 2006]

Nursing2006 Invites Nurses to Participate in Infection Control Survey; Nurses' Crucial Role in Preventing and Controlling Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings Can Provide Unique Insight for Improved Practice

PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)-- Aug. 29, 2006 -- Nursing2006, the world's largest direct paid-circulation professional nursing journal, is inviting nurses to participate in a survey about infection control practices. The survey is available online at www.Nursing2006.com; a printed version also appears in the August and September issues of Nursing2006. The results of the survey will be published in an upcoming issue. Nursing2006 is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.


Infection prevention and control are high on patient, nurse, and decision maker agendas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in hospitals alone, there are 2 million health care-associated infections causing 90,000 deaths, and costing $4.5 billion in excess health care costs annually.(1)

"Preventing infectious disease is a national priority - and nurses are on the front lines," says Cheryl Mee, RN,BC, CMSRN, MSN, editor-in-chief of the journal. "We hope this survey will help shed light on both the challenges of infection control and best practices for prevention, and will help hospital staff to address this important issue. Just as the results of previous Nursing2006 surveys have been used by hospital administrators, managers, and staff-development educators to evaluate their facilities' clinical management and to assess knowledge gaps and teaching needs, we expect the results of the new infection control survey to provide insight and support improvements as well."

The survey is supported by an educational grant from B. Braun Medical Inc. a global leader in innovative healthcare products and services. Survey responses will be accepted until 9-30-2006.

About Nursing2006

Nursing2006 is an award-winning how-to journal providing clinical and professional content for nursing professionals. The journal's creed of clinical excellence ensures up-to-date expert advice in a fast-changing profession.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.LWW.com) is a leading international publisher for physicians, nurses, specialized clinicians, and students. Nearly 275 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines are published under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company with annual sales of EUR 3.4 billion (2005) and approximately 18,400 employees worldwide.

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(1) Guidance on Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, Linda McKibben, MD, Teresa Horan, MPH, Jerome I. Tokars, MD, MPH, Gabrielle Fowler, MPH, Denise M. Cardo, MD, Michele L. Pearson, MD, Patrick J. Brennan, MD, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/PublicReportingGuide.pdf; Weinstein RA. Nosocomial infection update. Emerg Infect Dis 1998;4: 416-20.

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