Updated Tuberculosis Control Plan

In response to the new CDC and NTCA recommendations, DICON has updated our TB Control Plan. Login to check out the new template in our Toolkit. 

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DICON/DASON Symposium 2019
November 7-8, 2019
Raleigh Convention Center
Downtown Raleigh, NC
Registration Now Open!

Helping Hospitals Control Infections

DICON works with hospitals around the world to provide sophisticated data analysis and metrics, access to experts in infection control,  and extensive educational initiatives related to infection prevention.
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DICON Training Annual Courses

Members can now print new certificates every year to re-validate training completion using our new Annual Courses category.

How DICON Helps

DICON provides easy, immediate, and convenient access to nationally recognized physician-epidemiologists who assist hospitals in developing focused, practical strategies to prevent infections and reduce infection rates.

DICON News

Updated DICON Tuberculosis Control Plan

On May 17, 2019 the Centers for Disease Control and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association published new recommendations on screening, testing, and treatment of tuberculosis in the U.S. The full publication can be found on the CDC website, or downloaded here

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on personal devices in hospital intensive care units: Molecular approaches to quantifying and describing changes in the bacterial community of personal mobile devices

Bacterial community composition and presence of antibiotic resistance genes (mecA, tetK, and vanA) on personal mobile devices (PMDs) of nurses in intensive care units (ICUs) were evaluated. Antibiotic resistance genes on PMDs decreased at the end of the shift, and a several microbial genera changed.

DICON physician, Dr. Deverick Anderson, worked with the ICU staff at Duke University Medical Center. Recruitment of 32 total volunteers was performed at a surgical ICU (SICU) and a medical ICU (MICU). In total, 31 volunteers completed the study.

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During the past 18 years DICON has provided epidemiological data and support to more than 40 hospitals in 6 states while simultaneously learning a great deal about the challenges and opportunities for infection prevention in community hospitals.

—Dan Sexton, MD, Medical Director of DICON

DICON has been a long-term and valuable partner with my hospitals and me in our joint efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections and improve patient safety.

—Conrad Schwab, MD, Chair of Infection Control, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center